Pragmatic 101: AstroPhotography

3 January, 2021

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Ian Norman from Lonely Speck joins John to talk about photographing the MilkyWay with just your DSLR and without spending a fortune. We cover everything from Star-Trackers, Red-light filter removal, Pollution Filters, Focussing techniques, Image stacking and lots more.
Duration 1 hour, 48 minutes and 52 seconds
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Show Notes

Links of Potential Interest:

Helpful Apps:

Light Pollution and Filters:

John’s Camera Gear:

Ian’s Camera Gear:

Star Tracking:

DSLR Conversion Services USA:

Image Stacking Software: (Wide-Angle)

Big Image Panorama Stitching:


Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.
Episode Silver Producers: Mitch Biegler, John Whitlow, Kevin Koch, Oliver Steele, Lesley Law Chan, Hafthor and Shane O'Neill.
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Ian Norman

Ian Norman

Ian is a Mechanical Engineer from the United States that turned in his job at SpaceX in 2013 to pursue his passion for AstroPhotography. Developer of the SharpStar 2 Bhatonv Mask and the creator and editor of LonelySpeck, Ian has been taking photos of the MilkyWay for nearly a decade.

John Chidgey

John Chidgey

John is an Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer, software developer, podcaster, vocal actor and runs TechDistortion and the Engineered Network. John is a Chartered Professional Engineer in both Electrical Engineering and Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) and a semi-regular conference speaker.

John has produced and appeared on many podcasts including Pragmatic and Causality and is available for hire for Vocal Acting or advertising. He has experience and interest in HMI Design, Alarm Management, Cyber-security and Root Cause Analysis.

You can find him on the Fediverse and on Twitter.