Best Gifts for Astrophotographers
The Top 8 Gifts for Astrophotographers
OPT GIFT CARD
If you're not sure what type of telescope to get your astronomy enthusiast, a gift card is the perfect way to let them choose the perfect one!
BAHTINOV FOCUS MASK
Bahtinov focus masks make focusing for astrophotography easy! This mask is placed in front of the telescope objective to focus it accurately. When pointed at a bright star, the distinctive pattern produces an X with three angled diffraction spikes at the focal plane crossing right in the center. Focus is achieved when the center spike lines up right at the center where the other two cross.
QHY POLEMASTER EQ MOUNT POLAR ALIGNMENT CAMERA
Eliminate the frustration of polar aligning with the help of the QHY PoleMaster guide scope. This innovative, high-precision electronic polar alignment scope incorporates speed, convenience, and accuracy to deliver the best and easiest polar alignment experience possible!
HYPERION ASTRONOMY PRISM ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE
Whether you're a novice or an advanced astro-imager, Prism is an all-inclusive software program that provides the ideal solution for all your astro-imaging needs! Choose between the Professional, Advanced or Lite versions to match your level of expertise.
iOptron SKYGUIDER PRO CAMERA MOUNT- FULL PACKAGE
The iOptron Skyguider Pro Camera Mount is truly the full package! It increases the precision and payload capacity while reducing the form factor producing an imaging support system to track celestial bodies and capture images of the Sun and Moon. It can also be used for wide-field astrophotography star-scapes shooting techniques. This versatile tracking system can be configured in multiple ways including single or double-camera mounting, or even mounting smaller telescope optical tubes.
ZWO ASIAIR 120 GUIDE CAMERA KIT
The ASIair WiFi Camera Controller is a smart WiFi device that allows you to control all ASI USB 3.0 cameras, ASI Mini series cameras and an equatorial mount. With this device, you can plate solve, auto guide, sequence, and capture deep space images with your phone or tablet! The kit also includes the ZWO ASI 120 Mini Monochrome CMOS camera, a top-notch monochrome guide camera, well suited for both planetary imaging and guiding!
PEGASUS ASTRO POCKET POWERBOX POWER PACK
The Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer who doesn't need a lot of automation. The device can provide 10Amps of power, a sufficient number of 12V Outputs, Two Dew Heater Channels, A DSLR power output, and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity and temperature.
OPT TRIAD TRI-BAND NARROWBAND FILTER
Dealing with light pollution is the biggest challenge for astrophotographers. Triad is a revolutionary multi-band filter technology that passes only H-alpha, H-Beta and Oxygen III emission lines enabling any color camera to capture RGB narrowband images! Get it exclusively at OPT.
We know finding that perfect gift is a tough one, and if you didn't find it here, perhaps one of our other gift guides will have what you're looking for! Visual astronomers and general astronomy enthusiasts often want different things, but whatever it is we'll have it ready for you.