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How to Set Up the ZWO AM5

Introduction In this article, we’re gonna go over how to set up the ZWO AM5 so we can get you up and running. Whether you already have one or you’re looking to buy one, hopefully this will help you out with exactly what you need to capture some great images. As of the time of publishing this article, ZWO has announced the AM3. You can follow the same steps below for that mount too! Tripod The first thing you’re going to need is a tripod. This guide uses the tripod that was designed for the AM5, but you can use…

Making Your Device RED

Introduction In astrophotography it is inevitable that you will use a screen of some sort to control your gear. Whether you are using a PC, Phone, or Tablet, almost all gear requires external control. To protect your night vision and those around you, your screen needs to be tinted red, and be as dim as possible. This also helps your light pollution footprint if you are say, at a star party. In this article, we are going to go over how to turn your screen red on all common operating systems and devices. Making Your Device Red – Things to…

Beginner Deep Sky Objects – June to August

When you are beginning deep sky astrophotography, it can be overwhelming to choose an object with the massive number of objects out there. The time between June and August presents us with a multitude of objects to pick from. In this article we will go over my top seven June to August picks for beginners, with a setup with a smaller focal length. Just like the previous article, there are some rules Lagoon Nebula Starting off with an object you can even see in Milky Way pictures, is the Lagoon Nebula. It is one of the few nebulae you can…

NEAF 2023 Coverage

In case you missed the coverage of NEAF 2023, check out the videos below. I interviewed Simon from ZWO in one video. In the other video, I do a general walkthrough of the vendor area, and talk to some of the vendors! It was a tiring weekend, but if you missed it, check out the videos! If you couldn’t make it this year, I hope to see you there next year! After you are done with the videos, check out my latest post:

Astrodymium Rings for the Rokinon 135mm Lens

When getting the 135mm Rokinon, one downside to using it is how to mount it. If you were, for example, mounting on a full size equatorial mount, you need a dovetail. You could connect the dovetail to the body of the camera, but it might not be fully aligned with the mount. Add in a guide scope, and you need somewhere to mount that. This is where the Astrodymium Rings come in. The rings make sure you are perfectly aligned every time. And a bonus! It comes with a spot to mount a guide camera. Putting it together is fairly…

How to Add Your Images to Stellarium!

While adding landscape is common, did you know you can add your deep sky objects to Stellarium? You CAN! It’s not as simple as replacing the image in the main Stellarium directory, however. You need to generate information so Stellarium orients the object correctly, AND put them in a location where they won’t be lost after an update. So, sit back, and follow along!