An Astrophotography Crash Course That Will Have You Seeing Stars

Astrophotography is one of the most complex types of photography, blending artistic talents with deep scientific understanding and technical ability. So, if you're just starting out, it can be a complicated topic to get a handle on. This video should help.

The most important thing to consider is, perhaps obviously, your telescope. In this 30-minute video, Forrest Tanaka takes a look at the common kinds of telescopes and explains which ones will be appropriate for your purposes. Then the only thing left to do is to buy one. And practise — a lot. [YouTube via PetaPixel via Reddit]

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