Northern Panorama

The Basis of Astrophotography

In this course you will get an introduction to the world of Deep Sky Astrophotography.

  • Equipment
  • Different kind of Telescopes
  • The Equatorial Mount
  • Astrocameras: DSLR, OSC, Mono
  • Polar alignment
  • Guiding
  • ISO and Gain settings
  • Exposure and Integration time
  • Calibration frames
  • Light pollution and the Bortle scale
  • An insight into post production and what software you need
  • Challenges in an Arctic environment
  • The Arctic Night Sky