Hi all, I am a recent reborn astronomer trying to get back in to the hobby after an absence of many years. I live in a town in North Wiltshire (UK) that suffers light pollution but where you can occasionally, under good conditions, still see the Milkyway... so not too bad really. I still work and this limits my observing time, especially in the week but which also needs to coincide with the not so great British weather. I am lucky enough to have bought most of my kit over the last couple of years and generally know how to find my way around the norther hemisphere night sky. However, I am particularly interested in getting into astro-photography and am looking for help in the set up and fine tuning required to get the good pictures you often see on the interweb.
Thanks for letting me in the group and look forward to chatting to people.
Post by Rick in NWArk on Jan 30, 2017 17:20:14 GMT
Welcome to the forum, Chris!
We'll be glad to help you with filters and other astro-photography type of information. That said, you'll find most of our content is with regard to cameras more oriented toward Live Video and Near-Live Video Astronomy - with workflows are more aligned to getting short fast exposures on the screen versus a lot of post processing and massive stacking.
Yeah, as Rick pointed out, this Forum is basically a Video Astronomy/near-live Astronomy Forum, but many of the techniques we use and the equipment we use is the same as with Astrophotography.
I hope we can help in some ways.
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