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Beyond the Milky Way

How to capture stunning images of nebulas, galaxies and beyond

Beyond the Milky Way takes you from just being curious about deep-sky photography to produce stunning images of galaxies, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects and panoramas.

From getting the right equipment for any budget, to successful acquisition of your shots, and a complete in-depth image processing guide, including countless personal insights on all these topics, this book will connect all the pieces of the puzzle - From the smallest detail to the biggest decisions.

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BACKGROUND

Nightscapes: images of a landscape - or a feature, object, landmark, etc - under a, usually starry, night sky.

Deep-sky: images of deep space such as galaxies, nebulas, comets, etc.

In the last few years, nightscape photography has become nearly as popular as "daylight" landscape photography.

As many nightscapers become more intrigued and curious about the night sky while at the same time challenge themselves to reach further, their interest for deep-sky photography sometimes kicks in. It may not have happened to you, or perhaps it has, but you thought it was too far-fetched, too expensive or just too time consuming.

Not only that, I've noticed that when seasoned nightscapers get their feet wet in the seas of deep-sky photography, they often apply their "acquired knowledge" doing nightscape photography and, unfortunately, that usually ends up doing more damage than good, especially during post-processing - perhaps without even knowing it.

That's where Beyond the Milky Way comes in, not just for nightscapers but for everyone else as well.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Beyond the Milky Way is not concept-oriented but a goal-oriented book. Yes, the book talks about tracking, guiding, telescopes vs lenses, linear vs non-linear processing, calibration and many concepts and techniques, but my goal is to get you comfortable on the way to creating beautiful deep-sky images, however the means.

Some things you will see:

  • Beyond the Milky Way gives you realistic and clear expectations about what will it take you to capture and processimages of many deep-sky objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy and more. Money wise, time wise and effort wise.

    It does that by guiding you through different ways you can climb this ladder, showing you shortcuts, risks and more. There's many articles and tutorials talking about getting started in deep-sky photography, but I haven't seen any that takes all the pieces of the puzzle and tries to put them together in ways that make sense. From the smallest detail to the biggest decisions.

    Equipment is discussed in great depth. From telescopes and mounts to marine batteries or filter wheels, mono or color cameras... Not just what to buy but what will it take to put it all together and working, how to "train" yourself at home, and even how to find good locations.

    Post-processing is also a big topic, from calibration and how to fix imperfections before we get fancy to a completely free workflow where you are in control.

Because I only wanted to focus on the content, as opposed to the very time-consuming process of publishing, Beyond the Milky Way is only released as an e-book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frequently described by peers as one of the most recognized and influential deep-sky and night photographers in the world today, I've been all around the globe doing astrophotography in many of its forms for over 10 years, mostly deep-sky and nightscape photography. I'm told to also have inspired many deep-sky photographers with my personal "deep and wide" style and techniques. I have given talks and workshops about astrophotography and image processing in USA, Latin America, Australia, Europe and Asia. For a list of awards and accolades click here.

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