• Astrophotography - introduction: Saturn planet (left) and Pleiades star cluster (right), shots by the author.

    Astrophotography: introduction to astronomy photography

    Astrophotography allows to record great pictures of the Universe: from the planets to the Moon, from galaxies to nebulas, from the Sun to star clusters. Astrophotography of some objects may be simple while for others, especially because of their low brightness, it’s more difficult and may require special instruments and techniques. Thanks…

  • 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 take pictures of galaxies, nebulae or star clusters with a telescope also from the light polluted backyard by using narrowband filters? Discover the result of our test comparing the image of a nebula recorded with the same telescope and the same…

  • One telescope to do everything, with EAGLE

    Is it possible to have a single telescope to observe and take pictures of any object in the Universe, easy to use, power and transport? Is it possible to have a telescope that has the power of a small astronomical observatory but with the portability of an amateur telescope? After more…

  • Star Adventurer versus EAGLE CORE kit: astrophotography with DSLR camera

    Star Adventurer and EAGLE CORE kit allow you to track the apparent motion of the stars in the sky and, if you have a DSLR camera, allow you to record long exposures of deep-sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae or star clusters. But how long? In fact, the longer the exposition time that our instrumentation will allow us…

  • Celestron EdgeHD: versatile telescope, many applications

    Celestron EdgeHD telescopes are the evolution of classic Schmidt-Cassegrains: not only they can be used in visual (unlike the SC, they are perfect also with very large apparent field of view eyepieces) and for planetary and lunar photography but, thanks to dedicated focal reducers, they are great instruments for long-exposure astrophotography. In this article…

  • 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 the…

  • Telescope mount, what to choose: left the SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 mount head that is smaller and lighter than AZ-EQ6 to the right, but offering a lower load capacity.

    Telescope mount, what to choose

    Telescope mount, what to choose: “Power is nothing without control”, as stated by an advertisement, applies to telescopes as well, especially in astrophotography when taking long-exposure pictures of objects that are too faint to be seen. In fact, in order to take picture of celestial objects by using telescopes, it is…

  • Telescope for deep-sky astrophotography: SkyWatcher ESPRIT 120 ED apochromatic refractor with ESATTO 3"

    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,…