Master Index of AstroPhoto Insight Magazine

This page contains the complete list of articles published in AstroPhoto Insight Magazine.

November/December 2012 Issue (Volume 8, Issue 3)

The November/December 2012 issue of AstroPhoto Insight Magazine is now available. This is the final issue of the magazine.

In this issue you'll find:

  • Astro-Imaging: Where to Begin…

    Alan Chen provides some guidance for those starting the journey of astrophotography.
  • Cable Management and Tracking Accuracy

    Chris Peterson shares his approach on dealing with those pesky cables.
  • Nightscapes, Star Trails and Timelapses

    Alan Smallbone shows you how to leverage you DSLR to provide unique images of the night sky.
  • SimSpecV4 – Underrated Resource for Spectroscopy

    Ken Harrison shares some insight on a valuable tool for spectroscopy.
  • Monitoring Your Capture Session with DeepSkyStacker Live
    Sander Pool shows us how to monitory your incoming images with a useful, free software package.
  • Flat Panels
    Hap Griffin shares his insights on flat fielding and his use of electroluminescent panels.
  • Inverse Object Masking
    Sal Grasso shows us how to use inverse object masking.
  • Camera Buyer's Guide
    Our largest Camera Buyer’s Guide yet, with information on 274 cameras.

March/April 2012 Issue (Volume 8, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Product Announcements
    The latest hardware and software announcements compiled by David Snay.
  • Celestron Nightscape CCD Camera Review
    Kevin Dixon reviews Celestron’s newest entry into the field of amateur astrophotography
  • A Multi-Scale Processing Technique for Astronomical Images - Part 3
    In this third and final part of the series, Rogelio Bernal Andreo provides a very effective technique to reduce the presence of high-contrast stars with- out altering their relative brightness and “inventing” any data

January 2012 Issue (Volume 8, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Product Announcements
    The latest hardware and software announcements compiled by David Snay.
  • A Multi-Scale Processing Technique for Astronomical Images - Part 2
    In this second part of the series, Rogelio Bernal Andreo shows you his LRGB combination technique and some multi-scale techniques to deal with noise.
  • A Five S Redux
    Warren Keller provides some updates to his previously published The Five S’s series.

November 2011 Issue (Volume 7, Issue 6)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Improving your Pointing with TPoint
    Frank Barnes and Jonathan Burnett provide an primer on using Tpoint to get precision pointing accuracy.
  • A Multi-Scale Processing Technique for Astronomical Images - Part 1
    Rogelio Bernal Andreo share his technique for leveraging the scale of the different structures in images so it narrates what really happens in the universe.
  • Cookbook Colors
    Salvatore Grasso provides his recipe for obtaining astro-images with vibrant, high contrast colors.
  • Digging Out the Details [Video]
    Ken Crawford’s Multi-Strength Decon Layer Blend video which is part of his Digging Out the Details series. Note: video embedded in the Enhanced Edition only, online links included in both editions.

September 2011 Issue (Volume 7, Issue 5)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Product Announcements
    Some of the latest hardware and software announcements compiled by David Snay.
  • Review of the Optec TCF-Si Focuser
    Focus is critical for exceptional images. Kevin Dixon evaluates a Temperature Compesating Focuser unit from Optec.
  • Printing Your Astrophotos - WYSINWYG!
    Ready to take the next step and print your astrophotos? Warren Keller explains why What You See Is NOT What You Get when you print.
  • Intro to HDR Toning: Sharpening
    Ken Crawford shares one of the videos in his new HDR Toning tutorial. This tutorial goes over the basics of using the new, powerful HDR Toning feature in Photoshop CS5 to give your astrophotography images more dramatic effect. Plus, a link to the entire tutorial series. Note: video embedded in the Enhanced Edition only, online links in both editions.
  • Reader Contribution: iCap and the Effects of a USB Swivel Wedge
    Alexandre LHOEST evaluates the use of a USB wedge, required when using his iCap, to see if it introduces image data acquisition problems.

July 2011 Issue (Volume 7, Issue 4)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Review of the Orion Parsec 8300C
    Alan Chen reviews this one-shot color camera from Orion Telescopes and Binoculars.
  • AstroArt 5
    Warren Keller shows us what is new in the new AstroArt v5.
  • First Look: Celestron NexGuide
    Daniel Bailey checks out Celestron’s new self-contained guider, the NexGuide.
  • 2011 Mount Buyer’s Guide
    A list of over 60 mounts, compiled by David Snay, that would be of interest to the astrophotographer.

May 2011 Issue (Volume 7, Issue 3)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
    Contributing Editor David Snay gives us a round up of the latest hardware and software releases.
  • Review of the Orion 10” Ritchey Chretien Astrograph
    Alan Chen puts this affordable telescope through its paces to see how it images.
  • Periodic Error Correction
    Ray Gralak explains Period Error and how to combat it.

March 2011 Issue (Volume 7, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
    Contributing Editor David Snay gives us a round up of the latest hardware and software releases.
  • Review of the Orion Parsec 8300M Imaging Camera
    Kevin Dixon takes a look at another KAF-8300 based camera.
  • Why White Balance Your Images?
    Neil Fleming discusses the importance of proper white balance and how to use eXcalibrator to simplify the task.
  • On the Narrow Bandwagon
    Warren Keller shows you how to combine Ha with LRGB to enhance your images.
  • The Croman Ha+LRGB Method (Video)
    Warren Keller's cousin, Creston Sneed, walks you through the Ha+LRGB method. Note: video tutorials are available in the Enhanced Edition and requires Adobe Acrobat v9 or newer.

January 2011 Issue (Volume 7, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
    Some of the latest hardware and software; compiled by David Snay.
  • Camera Comparison: QSI 583 and SBIG ST-8300
    An in depth look at these two popular KAF-8300 based camera.
  • Noise and Spatial Patterns
    Craig Stark provides some insight on the camera comparisons results, in terms of noise and spatial patterns.
  • Video Tutorial: The Donut Killer
    Donuts are great, unless they are dust donuts on your astro-images. Warren Keller's cousin, shows you how to get rid of the unwelcome donuts. Note: video tutorials are available in the Enhanced Edition and requires Adobe Acrobat v9 or newer.
  • Software Assisted Collimation
    Good collimation improves the quality of your images. Peter Kalajian and Jacob Gerritsen share their software assisted approach.

December2010 Issue (Volume 6, Issue 6)

The December 2010 issue is our annual Camera Buyer's Guide. Our Camera Buyer's Guide is the most comprehensive list available, online or in print, with specifications on over 230 cameras.


October 2010 Issue (Volume 6, Issue 5)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
    Some of the latest hardware and software; compiled by David Snay.
  • Astronomical Intensified Imaging
    Image intensification permits very short sub-exposures of deep space objects, opening up new ways to create high resolution images with high dynamic range. In this article Stan Moore summarizes his research and results in this exciting field.
  • CCDNavigator Overview
    David Ellison provides an overview of CCDNavigator.
  • KWIQ Guider Review
    David Snay tests the KWIQ Guider to see how well this inexpensive auto guider works.

August 2010 Issue (Volume 6, Issue 4)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
    Some of the latest hardware and software; compiled by David Snay.
  • Decoding the Stars - Part 4
    Ken Harrison completes the series on getting started with spectroscopy.
  • Orion SteadyStar AO Guider - Review #1
    Kevin Dixon gives the SteadyStar AO Guider a test run using a Starlight Xpress
    LodeStar and 8” Celestron EdgeHD SCT on a Takahashi EM-200 equatorial mount.
  • Orion SteadyStar AO Guider - Review #2
    Chris Peterson tests the SteadyStar AO Guider with a webcam on his wedge mounted 12” LX200.
  • Wide Field Imaging with a Micro 4/3 DSLR
    Jim Chung examines the use of a Micro 4/3 DSLR camera for astrophotography.

June 2010 Issue (Volume 6, Issue 3)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
  • Decoding the Stars - Part 3
    Ken Harrison provides a beginner’s guide to spectroscopy.
  • AstroTrac Portable Wedge and Pier
    Alan Smallbone reviews AstroTrac’s travel friendly set up.
  • SimCCD
    Be better prepared for your imaging session with the help of Hilary Jones’ CCD simulator.
  • A Chip off the old Block
    Tammy Plotner shares some insight on this very accomplished astrophotographer.

April 2010 Issue (Volume 6, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • The Five S's Part 5: Smooth
    Warren Keller concludes his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the
    categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select.
  • Decoding the Stars - Part 2
    Ken Harrison provides a beginner’s guide to spectroscopy.
  • Along Came Malin
    Tammy Plotner tells the story of the man that some call the granddad of modern astrophotography.
  • Orion Telescope Beginner Solar System Imaging Package
    Michael Fulbright evaluates Orion’s starter eqiupment
  • Telescopic Space Flight Imaging
    Ralf Vandebergh provides some insight on how he captures amazing images of orbiting objects using his ground-based equipment.

February 2010 Issue (Volume 6, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • New Product Announcements
  • The Five S's Part 4c: Select
    Warren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the
    categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select.
  • Decoding the Stars
    Ken Harrison provides a beginner’s guide to spectroscopy.
  • PixInsight—Processing by Example, Part 3
    Sander Pool illustrates how to use PixInsight to process your astro-images.
  • AstroDon
    Tammy Plotner introduces us to “AstroDon” Goldman, the man and his products.
  • Exposing Faint Halos in Planetary Nebulae
    Author Ruben Kier shares his innovative technique on bringing out the faint halos
    surrounding many planetary nebulae.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratios for Non-Engineers
    Bruce Waddington explains the ever important SNR.
  • MWAIC 2009
    Warren Keller recaps the 2009 Midwest Astro-Imaging Conference.
  • What to Shoot Tonight?
    David Snay provides us with some suggestions on what to image during the cold winter months.

December 2009 Hardware Issue (Volume 5, Issue 6)

  • 2009 Stellar Performer Award
    AstroPhoto Insight Magazine recognizes the QSI 583 with the Stellar Performer Award.
  • Kodak KAF-8300 – 8.3mp of Stellar Performance
    Kevin Nelson, VP at Quantum Scientific Imaging, breaks down why the KAF-8300 has become such a popular chip by camera manufacturers.
  • SBIG STX Beta Test Report
    Martin Pugh puts the beta unit of the SBIG STX camera to the test.
  • TS OAG 9mm Low-Profile Off-Axis Guider Review
    Michael Fulbright reviews the low profile off-axis guider from APM America.
  • Orion Starshoot Solitaire Autoguider
    A review of the new Orion autoguider by Alan Smallbone.
  • Requiem – Daniel Marquardt
    Tammy Plotner helps us remember a rising star that has risen to the stars.
  • 2010 Camera Buyers Guide
    Our annual camera buyers guide with specs on over 187 cameras.
  • Automation on a Budget: Part 3 - Operation
    Joe Ulowetz wraps up this three part series on automation on a budget
  • What to Shoot Tonight?
    David Snay provides us with some suggestions on what to image during the cold winter months.

October 2009 Issue (Volume 5, Issue 5)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Astrophotography from Orbit
    Robert Reeves and Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut, provide insight on the challenges of imaging from space.
  • Expedition 6 Photography: The Untold Story
    Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut, relays the story to Robert Reeves how thousands of film images taken from space were almost lost.
  • Beyond Pretty Pictures: An Amateur Astronomer’s Adventure in Science
    Ralph Megna demonstrates that backyard observers with commercial equipment can make contributions to "real" science.
  • Automation on a Budget: Part 2 - Software
    Joe Ulowetz continues this three part series on automating your set up without taking out a second mortgage.
  • 3D Astronomical Visualization - Part 3
    Chris Ford, Business Director of RenderMan at Pixar Animation Studios, wraps up this three part series on 3D visualization.
  • What to Shoot Tonight?
    David Snay provides us with some suggestions on what to image during the next couple of months, based on your imaging experience and set up.

August 2009 Issue (Volume 5, Issue 4)

In this issue you'll find:

  • The Five S’s Part 4b: Select
    Warren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Select and Smooth.
  • First Look at the QSI 583
    Kevin Dixon gives us a first look at the new QSI 583 camera.
  • On the Bench: Atik 314L+
    Craig Stark puts the new Atik 314L+ through his bench tests.
  • PixInsight—Processing by Example - Part 2
    Sander Pool delves into PixInsight's histogram stretch, previews, real time preview and ACDNR.
  • 3D Astronomical Visualization - Part 2
    Chris Ford, Business Director of RenderMan at Pixar Animation Studios, provides a couple of case studies on creating 3D animations.
  • What to Shoot Tonight?
    David Snay provides us with some suggestions on what to image during the next couple of months, based on your imaging experience and set up.
  • Automation on a Budget: Part 1 - Hardware
    Joe Ulowetz kicks off a three part series on automating your set up without taking out a a second mortgage
  • Comparing the Throughput of Imaging System Configurations
    Michael Fulbright shares his CCD comparison spreadsheet.

June 2009 Issue (Volume 5, Issue 3)

In this issue you'll find:

  • The Five S’s Part 4a: SelectWarren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Select and Smooth.
  • Orion’s New Starshoot Pro v2Alan Smallbone tests the new Starshoot Pro v2 from Orion.
  • PixInsight—Processing by Example, Part 1Sander Pool illustrates how to use PixInsight to process your astro-images
  • 3D Astronomical Visualization—Part 1Chris Ford, Business Director of RenderMan at Pixar Animation Studios, shows us how to make our 2D astro-images become a 3D visualization.
  • Which Photons to Capture?David Snay provides us with some suggestions on what to image during the next couple of months, based on your imaging experience and set up.
  • Flip-Flat; What's That?Alan Smallbone examines this new, unique, automated flat-fielding tool.

April 2009 Issue (Volume 5, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Three Canon DSLRs Hit the BenchCraig stark compares the Canon XSi, 50D and 5D Mk II.
  • The Five S’s: SaturateWarren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select.
  • Archiving Your Digital DataJerry Lodriguss discusses the various image file formats and ways to protect your data from accidental loss.
  • Astronomy Outreach - Bareket Observatory IsraelLearn how the Bareket Observatory Outreach program provides teachers and students from around the globe with the scaffolding to perform research projects in their classroom.

February 2009 Issue (Volume 5, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • The Five S’s-Part 2b: SharpenWarren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select.
  • The Spike-A Bahtinov Mask: A Simple, Accurate, and Quick Focusing AidRobert Reeves takes a look at a rising star of focusing masks.
  • SkyTools 3 Pro: The Imager’s FriendTed Saker, Jr. overviews the features of the new version of Skytools that will appeal to imagers.
  • The Marathon from MegnaritavilleRalph Megna shares his experiences of attempting an
    imagining Messier Marathon.
  • Messier 2009Ralph Menga provides tips on imaging the Messier.
  • My Mac Imaging JourneyJeff Phillips tells of his journey trying to image using a Mac.

December 2008 Hardware Issue (Volume 4, Issue 7)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Review of the Orion StarShoot ProAlan Smallbone tests the latest Starshoot, a 6.1 megapixel, one-shot color camera.
  • DSLR Filter ModificationsHap Griffin discusses filter modifications to make Digital SLR cameras capture more astro-imaging data.
  • 2008 Camera Buyers GuideOur annual Camera Buyers Guide with specifications on 124 cameras.
  • Peltier Cooled DSLR ProjectGary Honis shares his experiences setting up a cooled DSLR.
  • Thinking Inside the AstroBoxDaniel Perry give us an inside look at his portable AstroBox.

December 2008 Issue (Volume 4, Issue 6)

In this issue you'll find:

  • The Five S’s-Part 2a: SharpenWarren Keller continues his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select.
  • Combining One-Shot Color and Monochrome DataDietmar Hager shares his method of combine data from different sources.
  • What’s New in Photoshop CS4Adobe Photoshop software engineer, Alan Erickson, overviews new features in Adobe’s latest version of Photoshop. The Enhanced Edition include a video.
  • Measuring Noise in CCD Cameras — Part 2In this second of two articles, Kevin Nelson concludes his discussion on measuring noise in CCD cameras.
  • Advanced Imaging Conference 2008 RecapJoe Ulowetz recaps the fifth annual premier imaging conference in the United States. The Enhanced Edition include a video by Chris Ford of Pixar.

October 2008 Issue (Volume 4, Issue 5)

In this issue you'll find:

  • The Five S’s Part 1: StretchWarren begins his series on the 5 S's in which he discusses the categories: Stretch, Sharpen, Saturate, Smooth, and Select. The Enhanced version contains a video demonstration.
  • Guider RoundupCraig Stark compares nine guide cameras.
  • Eclipse 2008: Postcards from JiayuguanStephne Russell shares his story on imaging the 2008 Total Solar Eclipse
  • Measuring Noise in CCD CamerasIn this first of two articles, Kevin Nelson discuss noise in CCD cameras.
  • Maximizing Signal-To-Noise with DSLRsCorey Weinheimer discuss how t o maximize the signal-to-noise ratio when imaging deep sky objects with a Digital SLR
  • Twelve Ways to Focus Your DSLR AstrophotosRobert Reeves overviews various focusing methods for DSLRs

August 2008 Issue (Volume 4, Issue 4)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Curves IVWarren Keller closes out this series on Photoshop Curves.
  • StarShoot Autoguider: Guiding becomes more affordableAlan Smallbone tests the new Orion Starshoot Autoguider.
  • Telescope Stability Systems: StableMax TripodHow sturdy is the StableMax Tripod? Craig Stark tests it out.
  • MWAIC 2008 RecapJoe Ulowetz provides an overview of the Second Annual Midwest Astro-Imaging Conference
  • DSC: the Digital Schmidt CameraLorenzo Comolli shares his experiences with the Digital Schmidt Camera.
  • New ProductsNew product announcements
  • The Kindle and AstronomersReader Thomas Bouvier explains how he uses his Amazon Kindle as an astronomy reference tool, including all back issues of AstroPhoto Insight.

June 2008 Issue (Volume 4, Issue 3)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Remote Control AstronomyRenowned imager R Jay GaBany covers remote imaging options.
  • Benchtest: QSI 520ciCraig Stark evaluates the QSI 520ci camera.
  • Preparing for the 2008 Solar EclipseStephen Russell prepares for his journey to the Gobi desert in another attempt to image a solar eclipse.
  • NEAIC/NEAF 2008A brief recap of some notable announcements and products shown at the NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference and NorthEast Astronomy Forum.
  • Orion Starshoot II - In the FieldAlan Smallbone field tests the new Orion Starshoot II.
  • Pre-Planning Guide Stars for an OAGJoe Ulowetz shares his tips and tricks to efficiently find proper guide stars with his off-axis guider.

April 2008 Issue (Volume 4, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Testing QSI’s 532WS Scientific CCD CameraRichard Berry takes the Quantum Scientific Imaging camera through it’s paces.
  • Performance Testing a CCD CameraThe methodology behind Richard Berry’s testing
  • Tria - Deconvolution MagicNeil Fleming shows you how to quickly improve your images using this new astro-imaging tool.
  • On the Bench: Meade DSI III ProThe Meade DSI III Pro is put through Craig Stark’s standard bench test.
  • Review of the AstroTrac TT320 Astrophotography MountMichael Overacker examines the performance of the AstroTrac TT320 mount.

February 2008 Issue (Volume 4, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Flat Field Calibration using an LCD MonitorDavid Haworth shows you how to take advantage of your LCD monitor for creating perfect flat fields every time.
  • How to Photograph a Lunar EclipseFred Espenak, aka Mr. Eclipse, helps you prepare to photography a lunar eclipse.
  • Curves III - Rounding the CurvesWarren Keller continues his journey of showing you how to utilize Photoshop curves
  • FAQ on Imaging with a One-Shot Color CameraAlan Chen provides answers to frequently asked questions on using a one-shot color camera.
  • Focusing MasksFloyd Blue shares his trials with trying to achieve perfect focus manually
  • A FocusMax OverviewNeil Fleming walks you through the use of the FocusMax application to achieve perfect focus.

December 2007 Issue (Volume 3, Issue 6)

In this issue you'll find:

  • First Look: Canon 40DHap Griffin tests Canon’s latest camera to see how it functions for astrophotography.
  • High Resolution Lunar Imaging, Part 2Bob Pilz wraps up the discussion on lunar imaging with his processing techniques.
  • Exclusive: Digital SLR AstrophotographyAn exclusive excerpt on Digital SLR hardware from Michael Covington’s latest book.
  • Imaging Comet 17/P HolmesChris Peterson shares his experiences and image data of the outburst of this amazing comet.
  • Review of FotoSharp Telescope Focussing Adapter for CanonMichael Covington field tests this adapter which promises to simplify focussing of Canon DSLRs.
  • Autoguiding System EssentialsDoug Anderson provides us with an autoguiding primer.

December 2007 Hardware Issue (Volume 3, Issue 7) 48 pages

In this issue you'll find:

  • Review: Atik 16ICCraig Stark reviews the monochrome Atik 16IC camera.
  • First Look: QSI 516wsAlan Smallbone shares his experiences with this cooled CCD camera.
  • A Pair of Planetary ImagersTim Easterday compares a Philips webcam with a dedicated astro-imaging camera from The Imaging Source.
  • Camera Buyer’s GuideLooking to buy a camera for astrophotography? Here’s a list of some currently available cameras and their specs.
  • DSLRs vs CCD: A Bench Test ComparisonCraig Stark provides a quantitative look at four cameras: Canon Rebel XT, Canon 40D, SBIG ST-2000 XCM and the CCD Labs Q8-HR.
  • First Look: Meade Deep Sky Imager IIIStephen Hamilton provides his experiences with the new Meade DSI III cameras.

October 2007 Issue (Volume 3, Issue 5)

In this issue you'll find:

  • No Dark Skies? No Filters? No Problem - DSLR Imaging in Urban Skies by Robert Reeves
  • High Resolution Lunar Imaging Part 1 by Bob Pilz
  • Maintaining Star Colors with a One-Shot Color Camera by Alan Chen
  • Curves II - Curves Confidence by Warren Keller
  • Mapping Out You Light Pollution with Google Earth
  • Readers' Image Gallery

August 2007 Issue (Volume 3, Issue 4)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Cameras Compared: DSLR vs CCD by Blair McDonald
  • Quick Look: Two New Guiders - The Q-Guide and the Starfish by Craig Stark
  • Summer Secrets by Adam Block
  • Canon-Nebulosity Tutorial for Beginners by Bill Logan
  • Midwest Astro-Imaging Conference Review by Joe Ulowetz
  • Readers' Image Gallery

June 2007 Issue (Volume 3, Issue 3)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Fast Astrograph Considerations by David Erickson
  • M27 Re-Work - A 'Soup to Nuts' Workflow by Neil Fleming
  • Quick Looks: Baader T2 System by Craig Stark
  • Readers' Image Gallery

April 2007 Issue (Volume 3, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Line Filter Reconstruction on One-Shot Color Cameras by Craig Stark
  • The Accessible Universe by Adam Block
  • The Noise About Noise by Blair McDonald
  • Dangerous Curves by Warren Keller
  • Choosing a Solar Camera by Greg Piepol
  • AstroArt 4.0 Review

February 2007 Issue (Volume 3, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Color Management (Part 2)In this second and final part, professional photographer R Scott Ireland wraps up the important topic of colour management.
  • As The World Turns - Guided Imaging (Part 3)In this final article in the three part series, David Sandage helps you shoot for well guided images.
  • Telescope Mounts for AstroPhotographyExclusive, updated chapter excerpts from Jerry Lodriguss’ ebook Guide to Astrophotography with Digital SLR Cameras.
  • Colorado AllSky Camera NetworkChris Peterson shares how his AllSky Network is capturing meteors and providing valuable data.
  • The Flip Side by Warren KellerWarren A Keller differentiates between a “WOW” image and a “so what” image.
  • New Online Resource for Narrowband Astro-ImagingInterested in Narrowband Imaging? Check out this Yahoo Group.

December 2006 Issue (Volume 2, Issue 4)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Color Management Part 1 by R Scott Ireland
  • As The World Turns - Guided Imaging Part 2 by David Sandage
  • A Simple and Robust Piggyback Guider by Chris Peterson
  • First Look at the TeleVue "is" Series by Jim Burnell
  • Finding the Unknown, Even in Light-Polluted Skies
  • Amateur Science - Getting Started in Photometry Part 2 by Tom Krajci
  • Vignette Correction without Flat Fields by Blair McDonald
  • Which Astro-Imaging Software is Vista Ready?

September 2006 Issue (Volume 2, Issue 3)

In this issue you'll find:

  • As The World Turns - Guided Imaging Part 1 by David Sandage
  • Debayering Demystifid by Craig Stark
  • Preparing for a Day in the Night by Tom Carrico
  • Amateur Science - Getting Started in Photometry Part 1 by Tom Krajci
  • Daytime/Twilight Imaging by Joe Ulowetz
  • Astro-Imaging Survey and Sweepstakes and more

June 2006 edition (Volume 2, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Stretch Before Imaging - The Histogram by Adam Block
  • Amateur astronomy: not all image sensor pixels are created equal by Keith Wetzel
  • Stacking Images with Drizzle by Craig Stark
  • Smoooothing Your Interstellar Background by Noel Carboni
  • Drama in the Sahara: Total Solar Eclipse 2006 by Steve Russell
  • Creating Stereoscopic Astro Images by Steve Bell
  • and more

March 2006 edition (Volume 2, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Matching a CCD Camera to a Telescope
  • Troubleshooting Focal Reducers
  • Capturing first light with the Orion StarShoot
  • Regaining Star Colors
  • Beginners’ guide to lunar and planetary imaging with a webcam and a telescope
  • Why do DSLRs have Shutters
  • and much more

December 2005 edition (Volume 1, Issue 2)

In this issue you'll find:

  • Digital Watermarking: For Resolving Ownership Disputes
  • A review of the Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D)
  • A first look at the Orion StarShoot Deep Space Color Imager
  • Sneak peak of the SBIG All Sky Camera and the Fishcamp Engineering Starfish Camera
  • High Resolution Lunar Image Processing - A step by step workflow process
  • High resolution imaging of the Sun, Moon, and planets with the DSI PRO
  • and much more

September 2005 edition (Volume 1, Issue 1)

In this issue you'll find:

  • a guide to longer exposures with an alt/az mount
  • a tutorial on high pass filter sharpening
  • a tutorial on color CCD imaging with luminance layering
  • a drift alignment method using a CCD/DSLR
  • and much more