Getting into Astrophotography with ZWO

Daniel and Simon take a big dive into the world of Astrophotography and talk about all aspects of imaging using CMOS based cameras and some of the accessories that can go with the cameras.

Featuring ZWO products such as the ASI1600MM-P, ASI174MM to the OAG, Filterwheel and much more!

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  1. Free and Critical Thinker on April 9, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Somebody shove an apple in “Mr. Wow, Really, Tell me about that”s mouth. Shut him up. Damn, this guy is SO annoying and he does even know it…..

  2. The Packet Narc on April 9, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah the tool on the left totally ruins these videos. The guy who actually knows what he’s talking about was about to answer the question we all need to know “why would I choose one camera over another”. Again; right about to describe one cam versus another, and this clown goes into filter wheels. SMH. I’ll just go to HighPoint.

  3. rsharp9 on April 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Yea Daniel. Miss you

  4. Sreesha B on April 9, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Hi I am a filmmaker and photographer from India. I need consulting advise from Simon. Is there an email id I can write to or call some number? Please advise.


  5. Mohammed Ali Baddah on April 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Fantastic guys thanks for this

  6. John Doe on April 9, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Guy on the left needs to STFU………..

  7. Seti Michael Maxwell on April 9, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Simon, great image of the Sun-ISS-Moon-eclipse combo! Awesomeness!

  8. Darren Thibodeau on April 9, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    drD in the house!!!!!!!!!

  9. A G on April 9, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Very informative for a newbie! Thank you! I have a Meade LightSwitch 8" ACF, f/10. What camera should I get? I have an onboard CCD tracking camera, so I only need one photo camera, correct? I noticed some people have a guide camera, but don’t I already have that? I am just outside of the city limits of a small town and have minimal light pollution. What filters would be the best for Northern Hemisphere, backyard facing south. Any advice anybody?

  10. SGAK on April 9, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    What an annoying f*cktard to the left. Shut the f*uck UP and let rhe grown-up to the right talk.

  11. Todd Milhoan on April 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you

  12. Josedav on April 9, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Could this video be redone w/ illustrations on a blackboard for info screenshots of explanations? (Sorry, gentleman on the left is a distraction to an otherwise excellent video)…

  13. Chris Strobel on April 9, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Just thought I’d add the free IOS app ‘AstroAid" is great for fiquring image circle as well.

  14. Randall Krall on April 9, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    This video is extremely informative for both the beginning amateur and the advanced. What with so many cameras being produced by ZWO, it’s hard to keep up to date. Simon is excellent in explaining, later on in the video, about pixel size, chip size and matching cameras to various telescopes. I have made a link, on our local astronomy club Facebook page to this video. Thank you so much Woodland Hills and Cameras & Telescope, and to Daniel and Simon.

  15. Hugh Mongus on April 9, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Does the filter wheel take the filter called "ANNOYING AS F", so we can get rid of the Annoying AS F guy on the left???

  16. RocketSailing on April 9, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Great info! Thumbs up!

  17. Sreesha B on April 9, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Can you pelase advise which colour camera I should buy for Deepsky photography. I have William Optics Zenithstar 73 APO Telescope. I want to capture stunning images of nebulae, galaxies and supernove. Budget not a constraint. Quality is need.

  18. Collin UK on April 9, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Hi, a bit late seeing this. With a osc camera, would you also use a cls filter with uv/ir cut too ? Also, what about ND ?

  19. Harit Suwannahong on April 9, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Please shut the left guy up!
    Why don’t you do your own VIDEO if you want to speak that much?

  20. Chris McCormack on April 9, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Any way to mute the fella on the left? His killing a very informative vid.

  21. My public channel on April 9, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    I havent watched this video yet. I have always used icap for astroimaging but it doesn’t work with the new ZWO webcam I bought. Is there any way to make it work? Thank you

  22. skylinevspec000 on April 9, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    What a fucking knob the left fella is. old mate is giving good info and he is just noobing it up.

  23. ACE OF SPACE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY on April 9, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Nice Video I have the ZWO Asi 224 MC And the ASI 1600MM Cool . Both very good cameras for the price.

  24. ciscokid1999 on April 9, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Guy on the left is annoying and not funny at all….

  25. Daniel Estrella on April 9, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Dr. D ….. The real ”gas giant”…. so full of methane

  26. Andrew Martin on April 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    He says that the camera doesn’t magnify like an eyepiece, but then says it’s similar to an eye piece later

  27. sonicbrush on April 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    It’s the guy’s loud over-acting extra that pegs the meters. The other guy’s voice volume is steady but Mr Obnoxious doesn’t know how to control his voice. And he’s not listening to the expert. Would change subject in the middle of an answer. Why interview someone and not listen to their response? Is Mr Obnoxious the owner of Woodland Hills Camera? And the guy who recorded audio could have slapped a compressor on Mr Obnoxious’ mic or in post. Try harder, gentlemen. We do care out here.

  28. AK Era on April 9, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Good Video as usual

  29. 88fxstd on April 9, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Simon, what ZWO cooled color camera would you recommend behind an Explore Scientific ED102FCD100 ?

  30. SLAP Astronomy on April 9, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Good discussion and an informative video. Thanks gentlemen.


  31. Ray Brown on April 9, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    You were thinking . . . Shepherd’s Pie.

  32. Emilio Rzk on April 9, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Hey guys
    Im looking for a hight quality cmos cam
    And im torn between the asi 071 pro, asi294 pro,
    Asi1600 pro
    Im looking to stay with this camera for at least 5 6 years
    So i appreciate the suggestions
    Thank you

  33. Tommyr on April 9, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This is a VERY helpful video! I’m just getting into EAA. Thanks for making the video.

  34. bt10ant on April 9, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I’d like to see this re-done without Daniel; really ruins this….

  35. May I Trigger You? on April 9, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    @35:25 That image of Mars. Amazing!

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