Best Gifts for Astrophotographers

Best Gifts for Astrophotographers

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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!

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STELLARMATE WI-FI ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SYSTEM CONTROLLER - $155

StellarMate Astrophotography System Controller is your complete astrophotography solution! Connect your telescope setup to StellarMate and control it from anywhere at any time. Whether you're 1 yard or 100 miles away, you are always in the captain seat and able to capture spectacular images while discovering the cosmos.

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QHY POLEMASTER EQ MOUNT POLAR ALIGNMENT CAMERA - $241

Eliminate the frustration of polar aligning with the help of the QHY PoleMaster guide scope. This innovative, high-precision electronic polar alignment scope incoroprates speed, convenience and accuracy to deliver the best and easiest polar alignment experience possible!

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HYPERION ASTRONOMY PRISM ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SOFTWARE - Starting at $120

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 astroimaging needs! Choose between the Professional, Advanced or Lite versions to match your level of expertise.

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iOptron SKYGUIDER PRO CAMERA MOUNT- FULL PACKAGE- $428

The iOptron Skyguider Pro Camera Mount is truly the full packageincreases the precision and payload capacity while reducing the form factor to produce an imaging support system to track celestial bodies and capture images of the sun and moon, or 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.

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ZWO ASIAIR 120 GUIDE CAMERA KIT - $328

The ASIair Wi-Fi Camera Controller is a smart Wi-Fi 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, autoguide, 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!

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THE DEEP-SKY IMAGING PRIMER BY CHARLES BRACKEN - $44.95

This book has taught thousands of people about astrophotography and has been completely revised and updated for its second edition. It covers everything you need to know to capture stunning images of deep space object with a DSLR or CCD camera.

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MEADE VIBRATION ISOLATION PADS - $44.94

When observing at high magnifications, it’s very easy to notice the shake with even the slightest movement of the telescope. These Vibration pads shorten the vibration time by almost 100-percent and decrease vibration amplitude so you can be sure you receive the sharpest image!

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OPT TRIAD TRI-BAND NARROWBAND FILTER - Starting at $375

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 now capture RGB narrowband images! Get it exclusively at OPT.