Tutorials

Whether you’re brand new to astrophotography and looking to learn the basics, or a seasoned pro after some new tips, we have a number of tutorials to help you along the way. We regularly add new videos and are always open to your suggestions, so why not get in touch through our Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts with any topics you’d like to see us cover? You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss a new one.

Autoguiding and Sequencing in Capture

This video shows how to use Capture for autoguiding and image sequencing. This is a real imaging session using a refractor on a G11 mount with Atik 16IC guide camera and Atik 314L+ imaging camera.

Choosing a Camera

If you’re struggling to choose between cameras, here are some of the key considerations to take into account to help you find the perfect camera for you.

Dawn Four Part Image Processing Tutorial

This 4-part series of tutorials will help you get started using Dawn to process your images.

Part One – Loading and Displaying Images

Part Two – Dark Magic Hot Pixel Removal

Part Three – Align and Combine

Part Four – RGB Processing

Four Part Getting Started Tutorial

If you have just got, or are thinking about getting an Atik camera, this series of 4 videos should help you understand the basics.

Part One – Unboxing the Camera and Installing the Software

Part Two – Making a Pinhole Lens to Practice with the Camera

Part Three – An Introduction to Using Artemis Capture

Part Four – Cooling and Shutting Down the Camera

Recharging Your Desiccant Tablets

Once you’ve had your camera for a few years, you might find your desiccant tablets need recharging. Here’s how:

An Introduction to Debayering

Not sure where to start with debayering images from your one-shot colour camera? Check out our introductory tutorial to help you get started. It covers debayering in Astroart, Maxim DL, Artemis Capture and Dawn.