This workshop explains the basics of using your DSLR camera with an emphasis on settings for night sky, astrophotography and nature photography. The first half explains types of cameras, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and manual settings. The second half will explore post-processing on the computer to achieve a polished photo. Please note the majority of examples will be using Canon cameras and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Free Video - One minute
On August 13, 2012 the moon passed directly in front of Venus during the daytime in Western Canada. Ken, of All-Star Telescope took dozens of photos \with an Orion 80mm and Celestron CPC 1100 and combined them into this video. Cloud and haze as well as tracking our celestial neighbours added to the challenge. Enjoy!
Free video - 2 minutes
Interested in what the popular NexStar computerized scope can do? This video shows daytime and nighttime capabilities of the NexStar 4SE at Canada Olympic Park. Footage is shown of the ski hill from a distance, as well as the craters on the crescent moon. Click here for more information or to order.
Free Video - 2 x 10 minutes. This two part video attempts to help you determine the kind of telescope that will best meet your interests and needs as well as budget. With an overview of the reasons why people become involved in astronomy, the video shows different models of telescopes that might serve you well as your first telescope. With some closing comments about astrophotography, you should have a better idea of what telescope to purchase and what telescopes to avoid. Back to written article on Purchasing Your First Telescope.
Free Video - 10 minutes
In March 2006 Bev and Ken From were living at Gindiri, Nigeria and made the day's journey north to see the total solar eclipse on March 29. Along with colleagues and students the video documents their travel to Gusau in Zamfara State, Nigeria.
Free Video - Three minutes
The All-Star Telescope Story began with Ken's dramatic view of the Milky Way from central Nigeria in 1990. In this video the owners of All-Star Telescope, Ken & Bev From talk about how and why they started All-Star Telescope and how they have been able to help people observe the wonders of the night sky. Ken also notes how astrophotography has become a significant part of the hobby of astronomy.
Free Video - 10 minutes
In this free video Michael and Ken demonstrate how to take a sequence of photos and create a time lapse video. Clouds over the Chirachaua Mountains create an action filled video from 500 still frames. This is a great video to help you get up and started in creating your own time lapse videos.