Deepsky astrophotography with and without a narrowband filter

City lights, neighbours outside lights, limited number of clear nights and astrophotography from your backyard, all mean having to battle not only light pollution but time and opportunity to engage in our hobby. So if there’s technology that can make things a little easier than why not give it a try! Narrowband and light pollution […]

A new city light pollution filter! Triad Quadband Ultra Filter.

The Triad Quadband Ultra Filter from OPT is both amazing and fun to use. For many amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, light pollution makes things difficult and in some cases impossible when it comes to imaging the night sky. All is not lost though. For those astrophotographers using a one-shot-colour (OSC) DSLR or cooled cmos camera […]

polluting the night with light

Dr. Emily Fobert; polluting the night with light

Dr Emily Fobert delivering the Flinders University #EcologyandEvolution public lecture: ‘Polluting the night with light’ “So even today in a landscape of plastic pollution and climate change, artificial light at night is still one of the most pervasive environmental changes that organisms are facing” https://www.facebook.com/GlobalEcologyFlinders/videos/857532131275982/?v=857532131275982

Iris nebula in Cepheus 26 hours of data. By Shawn Nielsen. VisibleDark.ca

26 hours of data on the Iris Nebula

Meet the Iris Nebula in Cepheus. Also known as NGC 7023. This image represents 26 hours of data taken over 7 clear nights in May and June 2019.  The Iris Nebula is approximately 1,300 light years distance from Earth. It resides in the constellation of Cepheus from our perspective. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster […]

Narrowband astrophotography from the city!

One of the biggest challenges in astrophotography is dealing with light pollution. This form of environmental pollution caused by unshielded and overly bright exterior lighting, washes out the night sky and makes both seeing and imaging the cosmos difficult and sometimes impossible. All is not lost though. For those of us living in a mid […]

a look at primaluca lab Eagle 3 Pro

Special Astro Guest and the Eagle 3 Pro!

Welcome to a special video with a special astro guest! Watch as we talk about the new Primaluce Lab Eagle 3 Pro as well as have a look at the Skywatcher Esprit 150 telescope, QHY CCD 16200 and Paramount equatorial mount. I make a visit to his observatory in Guelph, Ontario, Canada where as an […]