and this year, we returned to the Colle di Sampeyre

🙂 we missed this place in the Alps, including Maciste (the camper that resists) were 11 months since I moved after my fracture in these meadows of last summer was still parked, accumulating dust! But a providential tire change, and an initial cleaning first, allowed us to get back up there, for now just for…

Supernova 2017dfc "behind" M63

the Supernova 2017dfc behind M63-resumption without us knowing the night of 21/04/2016:) the nova is highlighted with red lines in the first image cropped These darts in Luminance were performed with direct fire ASI1600MM ZWO-C Celestron 11 mirror lock mod. with gearbox Starizona 0.75 x on Skywatcher EQ6 about 2 hours and 30 total integration…

Shooting sessions and guide DSLR/CCD in WiFi, with a Smartphone!

One of the most common problems I’ve had in years in astrophotography, probably because I never spent lots of money for a “motorized Focuser with attributes”, was the change of focus during the shooting session, perhaps due to sudden changes in temperature but also the weight of the camera, it could also be partly due…

Some profiles of international photographers, who have appreciated our efforts!

For once, no self-promotion, but proud to have received the attention of many professional and amateur photographers whose esteem and admire the exploits. This is because mainly domestically, we had far less acclaim, both in astrophotography and nature photography, and to show that even with modest means, humility and without abusing of intrusive advertising you…

the hard life of the photographer does not pay!

Experienced in spite of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Carson, who was contacted by a major American network running into billions, CBS, to offer only “credit”, that is, the signature of the author, in Exchange for his image, will the crisis is to say, it is sad and disheartening, but the bad habit is this…

Gaia and the mapping of more than 1 billion stars in the milky way

Gaia, cornerstone mission of ESA, will survey all-sky, photometric and spectroscopic astrometrica up to magnitude V = 20, observing a billion sources, on a five-year expected storm. The launch took place at the end of 2013. The mission is funded by ESA, except for the data processing of which shall bear the European astronomical community…

Guide: how to take your first Startrail and how to process it

Take the first steps in astrophotography may seem difficult and challenging for those who looks for the first time in this discipline but there is a technique of night photography achievable without the need for any special equipment: this is the classic photo of the aftermath of the stars, and you get the 8 mm…

Tutorial: Develop into True Tones HDR with Photomatix (win/mac software)

In this tutorial I will provide what I think is one of the most important concepts to successfully run your own HDR photography in True Tones, using the function Details Enhancer Tone Mapping, standards, building on the common mistakes on key triggers the software under development. To continue reading this guide we ask a contribution…