Free Video - 10 minutes

The New Mexico All-Star Party is held annually at the Painted Pony Dude Ranch and Resort near Rodeo, New Mexico.   During the 2012 event, several astrophotography set-ups were used by participants to capture exceptional images under the dark, clear skies of southwestern New Mexico.  In this video the astrophotography set-ups are briefly described in order to demonstrate the variety of systems and equipment that can be used.

Free Video - 23 Minutes

A Sky-Watcher 12" collapsible Dobsonian is unpacked from its two boxes and assembled in the showroom of All-Star Telescope.  View the video to see the process you will follow once your purchase your Dobsonian telescope. 

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The video shows the complete set-up of an SkyWatcher EQ3 mount along with an 80mm apochromatic refractor equiped with the Orion Magnificent Mini autoguider and a DSLR.   The subjects covered include setting up and leveling the mount, adjusting the mount for latitude,  polar alignment using the mount's polar scope and balancing the equipment.   Using a Canon 60Da, the complete set-up was used the same night to capture six - five minute exposures of M27, the Dumbell Nebula, which is also shown in the video.

Free Video - 25 minutes

Using Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe PhotoShop (CS5), this video shows basic processing of  five RAW images of M33.   These steps are covered:

a.  Opening images in Adobe Bridge
b.  Initial processing of one image in Adobe Camera Raw
c.  Applying processing to other four images.
d.  Opening images in Adobe PhotoShop
e.  Aligning (registering) and stacking the five images
d.  Additional processing of stacked image, saving as PSD and JPEG files.

Free Video - 4 minutes

This 8"  SCT on the CG5 mount in the Celestron Advanced Series along with the Orion StarShoot Autoguider demonstrates the possibilities for astrophotos with a SCT and equatorial mount.  Included are actual photos taken by John Haines of Winnipeg.

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