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Shawn Nielsen astrophotographer VisibleDarkThe videos and content I create take an enormous amount of time to write, plan, film, and edit. I want to make even better and more helpful videos but it’s simply financially impossible to work full time on it. On top of this, astrophotography is a very expensive hobby. Because I create videos and tutorials, I don’t only need astronomy gear but also video equipment.

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