An Online Hobby Database | The PassionPick

From the comfort of your own backyard, you can now explore the vast depths of space in stunning detail when you take up the hobby of amateur deep space astrophotography. With the right equipment, extended exposures allow the human eye to pick out the faintest of details in the night sky.

Increasingly affordable technology and professional advice make it easier than ever before to get started with deep space astrophotography. Here are some of the most enthusiastic amateurs and their deep space astrophotography setups.

Deep Space Astrophotography Setups

deep space telescope
  • Imaging Scope: Explore Scientific ED102 FCD-100
  • Guide Scope: Astromania 60mm Guide Scope
  • Mount: Sky Watcher EQ-6R Pro
  • Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI294MC Pro
  • Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini
  • Filter: Optolong L-eNhance
  • FF/Reducer: Stellarvue 0.8x FF
several telescope

From left to right:

  • Orion SkyQuest XT8 Dobsonian Newtonian Reflector (stickers)
  • Meade LX70 R6 Newtonian Reflector (floor)
  • Celestron C90 Maksutov Cassegrain (Celestron HD tripod)
  • Celestron C9.25 Schmidt Cassegrain (Celestron Evolution Alt/Az mount)
  • GSO RC6 Ritchey Chretien (floor)
  • Celestron RASA 8 Rowe Ackermann Astrograph (Celestron CGX mount)
  • TeleVue NP101is APO Refractor (case)
celestron telescope rig
  • Celestron C8 XLT
  • ASI220MM Mini guide camera
  • ZWO ASM5 mount connected to the ASIAIR Plus

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