Getting Started

Milky Way captured with a DSLR camera

Excited to take your first astrophoto? Featured below are some articles that will help you get started with amateur astronomy and astrophotography.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

9 thoughts on “Getting Started

    • I intend to write an article on how to choose a telescope, but it will have to wait for a while. If you want, you may send me a short list (perhaps 2-3 telescope models) and I will let you know their pros and cons. My email is Then you decide for yourself which one is best for you :)

      • Hey, I just came across your site. It’s crazy I got here because of the lunar eclipse article I read on Earthsky. I suddenly want to jump into astronomy and I can’t wait for that article. Could you at least recommend a dealer of Celestron Telescopes that do nationwide shipping? Thanks and more power.

      • I m using a tasco 46-060675 D=60mm F=900mm with a Microsoft webcam 3000 just starting this so far works. im planning to my camera canon dlsr 400d rebel xti , I order the kit that comes to use with most telescope.

    • Hi Khalid,
      I have compiled a list of articles in this site that you may find helpful in getting started with astrophotography. Simply follow this link. Keep us posted with your progress. Good luck!

  1. Hi where would be the nearest place to manila to take some shots of the milky way, preferably with overnight accomodations. Thank you

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