Sean Douglas

I’ve been doing Astrophotography for the better part of a decade now and have absorbed as much information as I possible could. I’ve gone from absolute beginner to reading research papers on pixel technology and noise reduction in sensors. Now I’d like to give some of that information back and at the same time provide me a place to organize my knowledge.

I started with a Celestron Nexstar 5SE and a phone, making my way up from there. I bought a stock Nikon D3300 to upgrade my phone camera and that really got me hooked because I could get images that were much brighter and much sharper than before. Then I got a low cost goto equatorial mount, but it didn’t support autoguiding so I sold my dobsonian and bought a 102mm refractor and a Celestron AVX. I quickly realized an achromatic refractor wouldn’t cut it and got a 6 inch imaging reflector. At this point the limiting factor was my camera and after about a year I finally dove into the monochrome cooled world. I got the full LRGB and narrowband filter set and moved back to refractors with an Astro-tech AT72ED and I’m now producing my best images yet.