Last winter, the Bavarian weather was terrible. From November to January, we haven’t had a lot of clear nights. So as soon as the sky cleared up, I was very excited to photograph the Orion Nebula!
After weeks of Bavarian cloudy nights, I finally had a chance to photograph the comet 46P/Wirtanen. Icing on the cake: the sky cleared up right when the comet was passing the Pleiades!
I thought it could be inspiring to share some amazing photographs made with Fujifilm cameras. And perhaps motivate some Fuji users to give astrophotography a try!
Our solar system hosts a lot of different objects, that you can observe and photograph: the Sun, the Moon, planets… With the right equipment, they are fantastic photographic opportunities!
The sky is full of wonderful objects to observe and photograph, but the variety of objects can also be overwhelming. Let’s have a look!
Astrophotography would certainly not be what it is today, if it weren’t for the numerous tools available. As a beginner, I was stunned by not only the number of computer programs, tools, smartphone apps and websites available today; but also by the fact that many of them were actually developed by amateur astronomers, who simply wanted to help other fellow astrophotographers.
A few days ago, I got to try for the first time my new lens, the Canon 300mm f/4L USM, which has the perfect focal length for the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31).
Telescopes can have many shapes and designs, that were developed over the centuries. The variety of designs also means different capabilities, dimensions and image quality.
Telescopes have been astronomy’s essential tools for centuries. Without them, we would be limited to what our eyes can see, and we wouldn’t know what marvels lie beyond our atmosphere.
In astronomy, equatorial mounts are extremely useful tools, allowing observers and photographers alike to follow the stars as the Earth rotates.