• PrimaLuceLab’s interviews: advantages of using EAGLE in astrophotography

    EAGLE is the control and power unit for telescopes and astrophotography that changed the game in the way astrophotographers record pictures of the Universe. By including a full Windows 10 Enterprise computer with 8 USB ports, 7 power out ports also for dew heaters and remote control capabilities (both with WiFi…

  • Lunar eclipse from the Dolomites with Borg 90FL f3.9 and ESATTO 3”

    Partial lunar eclipse of July 16th in Italy gave us a great opportunity to test the new Borg 90FL f3.9 fluorite apochromatic refractor with ESATTO 3” microfocuser and, thanks to its extreme portability, we moved to Dolomites, one of the most beautiful part in the italian Alps and Unesco World Heritage!…

  • Astrophotography and light pollution

    Does light pollution affect astrophotography? Is it possible to photograph galaxies, nebulae or star clusters with our telescope also from the backyard with light pollution but using narrowband filters? Discover the result of our test comparing the image of a nebula recorded with the same telescope and the same exposition…

  • Astrophotography camera for deep-sky: what to choose

    Choosing from various astrophotography camera for the deep-sky may seem complicated. In this article, through a series of practical examples, we will see how to choose astrophotography camera to record also the weakest details of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters through with long exposures (these camera are different from those used for planetary and…

  • Telescope for astrophotography, what to choose.

    When we use a camera to take a normal picture, we can select the magnification which best suits the object of our image, switching from wide-angle shots (for example 20mm focal length) to higher magnification shots (for example 200mm focal length). This freedom of choice is not possible in astrophotography as,…

  • Astrophotography: introduction to astronomy photography

    Astrophotography is the technique that allows to obtain great images of the Universe’s bodies: from the planets to the Moon, from galaxies to nebula , from the Sun to the star clusters. Astrophotography of some objects may be simple while for other , especially because of their low brightness, it’s more…

  • Deep Sky Stacker: calibrate and sum astro pictures

    Deep Sky Stacker (DSS – https://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html) is a free software that allows you to calibrate and sum the astrophotos recorded by CCD or DSLR cameras. Calibration is a process that dramatically reduces the defects of pictures such as electronic noise caused by long exposures required for this application and vignetting (light reduction towards the edges…

  • PHD Guiding, free software for autoguide

    PHD Guiding is a free software among the most used for autoguiding since it’s very easy to use. In this tutorial we will explain how to set up this software using an Atik TITAN camera but the same steps can also be made using other autoguiding cameras.