Player One Saturn-C

Player One Saturn-C SQR camera

Player One is a relatively new player in the astronomy camera market. The one thing I liked in the Player One offer, is the selection of the sensors…


Star Adventurer GTi

Star Adventurer GTi

I wanted that kind of mount since the first time I have used a regular Star Adventurer. That size, weight, and load capability with added GoTo option…


CQ-350 Pro

Sky Watcher CQ-350 Pro review

15 kilograms of steel – and we speak only about a tripod with legs almost 3 inches in…


Askar FMA230

Askar FMA230 review

After several years of travel imaging with a 135mm focal length, this image scale stopped being attractive to me and I decided to switch to a longer…


Ground loops in astrophotography setup

Astrophotography setups today may become really complex systems. They contain many components (computer, mount, power sources, cameras, sensors,…


M27 Dumbbell nebula imaged with RC8 telescope

Ritchey Chrétien RC8 telescope first light

It will soon be 100 years since George W. Ritchey and Henri Chrétien built their first telescope in the configuration later named after them. For a…


Astrophotography cameras quantum efficiency

M82 Cigar Galaxy Some history When someone asks you “what qualities should a camera have?”, probably there will be many…


William Optics ZenithStar 80 II ED - astrophoto review

It has been already three years since I have Samyang 135 as my travel astroimaging lens. On the other hand, I use Meade 10″ ACF telescope in my…


QHY247C review - part I

The adventure with the QHY247C camera has begun due to my portable imaging setup doubts. After several summer holidays with my traveling setup, I…


Star removal with Starnet++

If you are processing astronomy deep space images sooner or later you start to think that all these beautiful stars are not always wanted. When you…


Canon 550D with Smart EQ

Canon 550D astrophotography - first light

Back to the basics – it has been already eight years since I shoot astroimages with modified Canon cameras: Canon 20D and sometime later Canon…


Mount periodic error

If you already have the motorized mount or you plan to purchase one, then probably you are already familiar with this term. Some claim that periodic…