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Getting Started in Astronomy Imaging

Getting Started in Astronomy Imaging

November 24, 2021 49 min read

Taking images through your telescope has never been easier.  What used to be complicated, time-consuming and expensive is now accessible to people who've never used a telescope before.  Getting started in taking pictures of the night sky is orders of magnitude simpler than it was decades ago when film reigned supreme.
 
Now, with modest equipment budding astrophotographers can achieve amazing results right out of the gate, but navigating all that gear can be overwhelming.  In this episode of Space Junk Podcast, we'll explore strategies and gear to get you off to a roaring start taking images that will please your family, friends and all your social media followers.
Building a Backyard Observatory: What You Should Know

Building a Backyard Observatory: What You Should Know

November 17, 2021 50 min read

Building your own observatory is a great way to enhance your enjoyment of getting out under the stars. Whether it's a simple cover for your tripod-mounted telescope, an easy to build roll off roof on a shed, or a beautiful clam-shell dome with all the bells and whistles, having an observatory can increase the amount of time using your equipment while decreasing your stress level.

By Drew Evans

Beginner Astronomy: Where to Go and What to Bring

Beginner Astronomy: Where to Go and What to Bring

November 10, 2021 43 min read

Space Junk Podcast is back! In this episode, Dustin and Tony return to basics and discuss what it means to be a beginner in the hobby of amateur astronomy today and offer advice on where to go observing as well as some tips on what to bring with you.

By Drew Evans

Best Astronomy & Telescope Gifts 2021

Best Astronomy & Telescope Gifts 2021

November 09, 2021 5 min read

Looking for the perfect astronomy gift for the space lover in your life? With the world's largest array of telescopes and astronomy accessories, OPT is your one-stop shop for astronomy gifts this holiday season!

By Brian Fulda

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Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from Deep Astronomy and the CEO of OPT Telescopes, Dustin Gibson.

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Space Junk Podcast
Space Junk Podcast
Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing your enjoyment of the night sky. Your hosts are Tony Darnell from Deep Astronomy and the CEO of OPT Telescopes, Dustin Gibson.LISTEN NOW! 🔊