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Issue #04

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Chasing Stars

Home of Outstanding Dark Night Skies as well as Natural Beauty.

Cranborne Chase can celebrate the fact that more than 50% of the 380 square miles of the AONB still has the lowest levels of light pollution in England - and the rest of the Chase is not far behind.

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Light Pollution

The good and the bad news.

The night sky makes up half of our visual environment and yet, unlike historic housing, ancient settlements, resident wildlife and our fantastic landscapes, the night sky has no protection, which explains why in just six years light pollution has increased by 24%

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Need some advice?

Find out about best practice for ensuring

your outside lighting contributes to our campaign.

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Top 10 dorset Locations

Our top 10 recommended sites for stargazing in the

Cranborne Chase AONB.

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Durdle Door

Durdle Door (sometimes written Durdle Dor) is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England.

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Kevin Ferrioli

Since I was a child, I’ve always had a fascination for the stars. I had the opportunity to visit places near the equator with true dark skies,

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Milky Way photography with the

X-T1 and stacking with DeepSkyStacker

In this article I want to show a way of Milky Way image processing which does not require any commercial software product. The idea is to use rawtherapee, DeepSkyStacker and GIMP to develop, align and combine the frames to one final image.

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Ollie Taylor

Ollie Taylor is an international award-winning landscape and landscape astrophotographer, currently based on the coast of Dorset in the UK (when actually home).

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Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera Review

Let’s get this out there right away, as I know many of you are eager to hear my overall verdict; with a total of four weeks of shooting with the EOS R from dawn till dusk each day.

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Light Pollution, Astroklar & Natural Night

Filter Review – Do They Really Work?

Light pollution: Increasingly a challenge for city dwellers and photographers alike. Those deep, dark skies that I’m lucky enough to see full of stars out in the countryside are becoming an endangered species in their own right as the world’s population continues to rise and urban areas inevitably expand.

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Which start tracker should i get?

If your camera gear exceeds the weight limit of the tracker, you will not get good results. So, measure each piece of gear that you have, (and plan to use at night) and find the total weight.

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Tutorial

My name is Richard Tatti and my passion is Astrophotography, and more specifically creating awe inspiring Nightscape Images.

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Issue #03

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Enjoy this sunset and stargazing experience in the craggy landscapes of the Mount Teide National Park.

Crowned by the volcanic peak of Mount Teide, this natural wilderness takes on ethereal quality as the setting sun glazes its ridges and rocks in soft pinks, reds and purples.

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welcome to Dark Skies Tenerife, amazing experiences under amazing skies. Let us take you on a journey into the Universe!

Dark Skies Tenerife offers unique, private, guided stargazing experiences for all lovers of the cosmos.

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Peter Louer

I started my working life in a commercial photographic studios in London in the late 60's

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Nightscapes using AstroTrac Tracking Mount

Like most landscape photographers, I look forward to amazing clouds at sunset.

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DODGE Astrophotography

- By Murray Fox

The astro photography season is back for Australia! Actually it's been back for a while now but we simply haven't had any clear nights around home.

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Lighting a Milky Way Scene with a Drone:

Abducted By Aliens

Early one morning, while gazing at our amazing Milky Way galaxy, on a beach, on the shore the Tasman Sea in eastern Australia

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iOptron SkyTracker Review

DSLR astrophotographers must strike a delicate balance between ISO sensitivity, aperture, focal length, and exposure time every time they take a shot.

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readers images

Take a look at our hand picked readers images.

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tHE SCIENCE AND ART OF

PHOTOGRAPHING METEORS

Marsha Kirschbaum and Rick Whitacre

Of all the night sky phenomena to watch and photograph, a meteor shower is among the most exciting.

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So many tutorials in this months issue

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Richard tatti

Amazing Youtube tutorials by

Richard Tatti

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Milky Way Post Processing Tutorial 2019

Leo Carrillo State Park

Well it was my first time back out shooting the Milky Way

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Milky Way Noise Reduction with

Deep Sky Stacker

To create lower noise Milky Way images, I have tried image stacking with different number of images using Deep Sky Stacker

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Polar Alignment Information

(Southern Hemisphere)

Having trouble working out how to polar align in the Southern Hemisphere?

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Processing a Single Shot Milky Way Photo

For this article, I'm going to walk you through my post-processing workflow for a Milky Way photo done as a single shot, with no stacking, tracking, or blending

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Star Trails Tutorial by

peter zelinka

A clear sky is one of the most important things to watch for when planning a Star Trails photo.

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Sky-Watcher

Star Adventurer

Review by Joe Gilker

or the last 3 years, my lightweight portable tracker consisted of an iOptron SkyTracker. It was my primary photography tool through the winters when hauling my scope outside wasn’t always feasible, and through the summer served me well for long exposure Milky Way photography and time lapse sequences.

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tokina AT-X 14-20mm F/2 PRO DX Review

Can you feel it? The start of Milky Way Galaxy season is less than 6 weeks away!

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Issue #02

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Mark Gee

Mark Gee is an award winning photographer, time-lapse filmmaker & digital visual effects supervisor based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has worked on many high profile and Oscar award winning feature films. His love of the New Zealand landscape is a big part of the inspiration for his photography.

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MIKE MACKINVEN

My passion is in shooting Landscapes and teaching Astrophotography which has lead me to win several International Awards.

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Good Heavens New Zealand

Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, is one of only five Dark Sky Sanctuaries, and the first island sanctuary, in the world.

Away from the lights of the big city and as an off-the-grid island, our light pollution is minimal.

Our dark skies are superb for stargazing.

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Earth & Sky - Window to the Universe

I invite you to join Earth & Sky for an Observatory tour, not only can we show you the amazing southern night sky from our two stargazing locations but we will take you on a journey of discovery, learning and intrigue.

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Mt Cook Lakeside Estate & Retreat

Located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, the Retreat and onsite Pukaki Observatory is perfectly located to explore one of the darkest skies in the world.

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Martinborough Dark Skies

Educational experiences combined with a luxury holiday

Learn a new skill | Develop a talent | Realise a secret desire

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Low Level Lighting for Nightscape

and Milky Way Photography

Recently Arches and Canyonlands National Parks have considered banning night photography workshops — these aren’t parks that I run workshops in but nonetheless I have concerns.

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How to Shoot and Process a Nightscape | dustin abbott

There are few people that don’t enjoy the mesmerizing images of the night sky filled with stars over a beautiful foreground scene.

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Best astrophotography lens

What is the best lens for astrophotography? In this article, we analyze and recommend five of the most popular wide-angle lenses for night sky photography in 2019.

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Nikon z series

Nikon Z Mount System,

and Releases Two Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras:

the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6

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Omegon Mount Mini Track LX2 review

This new purely mechanical tracker is based on simple clockwork

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Planning the Shot |

ralf rohner

I like thoroughly scouting a location before I shoot there at night, but sometimes I cannot do that, or I see an image of a place and wonder if it would be possible to capture the scene at night with the stars in the right position.

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Issue #01

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Wayne Pinkston

By profession I am a Radiologist, recently retired. Photography and Radiology share many of the same principles as far as image capture and display. As photographs moved into digital age imaging so did radiology. I am a visual person. I have had a longstanding interest in outdoor photography, but now my primary interest is Landscape Astrophotography.

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Ralf rohner

As a landscape photographer and pilot, I have the privilege to travel and visit some of the most beautiful places on our planet. I started photography as an astrophotograher, which still shows in my passion for nightscapes. While not exclusively shooting at night, a big part of my work shows the beauty of starry night skies in combination with some iconic landscapes.

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bitsi badlands: tips & comprehensive guide for photographers

This article was specifically written as a comprehensive guide for photographers visiting the Bitsi Badlands to help them make that trip as productive as possible.

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matt domonkos

Based out of Albuquerque in the Land of Enchantment, I spend a good bit of my free time capturing the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum after it has interacted with or emanated from the natural landscape.

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Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness

The United States Congress designated the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in 1984 and it now has a total of 41.170 acres. All of this wilderness is located in New Mexico and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Eric Benedetti

Astrophotography 101

Expectations and Preparations

Sweet, you've spent £1000, pictures will be flowing through your Ethernet cord onto the World Wide Web tomorrow, right???

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lights over lapland

Would you like to see and photograph the northern lights during the warmest time of the entire season? Our Autumn packages allow youto visit the Artic before the coldest weather arrives.

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readers images

Here we showcase some of the amazing Nightscape images that have been forwarded to us.

If you would like to have the chance to have your images published, please upload them here.

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full frame vs crop sensor

Full frame, crop sensor DX, APS-C, FX full frame equivalent. These are terms that get thrown around a lot when it comes to digital cameras and lenses.

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sony a7iii review for nightscape photography

Sony's new a7III is arguably their most rounded camera so far. With a surprisingly high-end set of specifications for the price, it promises to be one of the best values in the full-frame mirrorless market.

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richard tatti

I've been a watcher of the night sky for longer than I can remember and in recent years I've connected this with another passion of mine. Photography.

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