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What is Astrophotography?

Astrophotography is the art and technique of taking photographs of celestial objects and the night sky. It can be done with a variety of equipment, including telescopes, cameras, and specialized lenses. Astrophotography can be used to capture images of stars, galaxies, nebulas, and other celestial objects, as well as the movement of celestial bodies over time. It can also be used for scientific research, such as studying the properties of distant objects.

Astrophotography is fascinating for a number of reasons. One reason is that it allows us to capture and study celestial objects that are not visible to the naked eye. Astrophotography also allows us to study objects and phenomena that are too distant or too faint to observe with telescopes alone. Additionally, by taking long-exposure photographs, Astrophotography can reveal details and structures of celestial objects that are not visible in real-time observation.

Astrophotography also allows us to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the universe in a way that is difficult to convey through words or traditional telescope observations. The images produced by astrophotography can be visually stunning and emotionally powerful, often evoking a sense of awe and wonder at the vastness and complexity of the universe.

Moreover, Astrophotography is a hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, from beginners with basic camera equipment to professional astronomers with advanced telescopes and cameras. It also allows us to explore and discover more about the universe and our place in it.

Night Sky by month


Comet C/2022E3 will be visible in the night sky, after sunset, looking north. It will have a "tail" facing away from the setting sun and it will look like a smudge in the sky. The last time the comet was visible in the Solar System was 50,000 years ago.


The constellations of Leo,Boötes and Virgo are prominent in the spring night sky – by joining the brightest stars of these constellations, we form  the Spring Triangle.

Useful websites







Star View - stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night.