Astrophotography

Astronomical Photography or, more commonly, Astrophotography is a specialised brach of photography that deals with the recording of images, either on film or digitally, of astronomical objects such as stars, planets or the night sky.

In addition astrophotography is also used to capture images of objects that are invisible to the human eye such as dim stars, nebulae, and galaxies. This is done by long time exposure since both film and digital cameras can accumulate and sum light photons over these long periods of time.

At IC Astronomy our aim is to give our clients the best platform for them to pursue what is a fairly complex hobby!

After all we are trying to image very faint, extremely distant objects that often we can't see, and all by using a variety of instruments and software, and all the while we have to counteract the spinning of the Earth to a seemingly impossible precision!!

Easy? absolutely not!!

But we do have a pretty vast knowlegde of most of the equipment in use and an array of software applications, so although the whole idea of a remote setup is for the owner to be able to access and operate from afar, we are on hand to help when things, and they invariably do...go wrong!

We have found that this has been invaluable to pretty much all of our clients, to have someone on hand.

If you are seriously considering having a remote imaging setup, we strongly suggest that you talk to us if you have equipment to buy - there is equipment that works remotely and there is alot of gear that doesn't.

Feel free to ask any questions using the email form on our contact page.

Also we do have a minimum standard at our observatories, again talk to us via the email form.

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