Articles


The following are selected articles that were written by members of the Vermont Astronomical Society and were either presented as part of a monthly meeting presentation, or published in the club’s quarterly newsletter The Morning Star.


Basics of How Digital Cameras Work

A presentation given by club member Paul Walker at the February 2020 Club Meeting.

Camera Basics – How Cameras Work

Astro-Imaging Equipment Overview

One can start out doing easy astro-imaging with a DSLR camera on a tripod for a modest cost ($400-$800). You may even have the equipment you need.  Depending on your experience and knowledge of “normal” photography the learning curve can be quite steep.  Regardless, it is recommended one progress from easy to more difficult.  Deep sky imaging through a telescope gets pretty involved with the equipment needed and the range of options available. Not to mention what it takes to get the most out of your pictures.  Lower end, through the telescope imaging can easily run a few thousand dollar for new equipment, medium and high end setups, several thousand.  One can save a lot by purchasing used equipment.
This was done as a PowerPoint presentation to the club  If you have questions feel free to contact us at info@vtastro.org

Astro-Imaging Equipment Overview by Mike Stadtmauer (2019-11)


Astro Equipment Reviews


Wide View Binoculars (2.3×40) from Kasai Trading Co. of Japan

Astro Media Reviews


The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space by Stuart Lowe and Chris North

General Observing


Along the Meridian

Observing Interplanetary Dust

Vermont-specific Astronomy


A Brief History of Vermont Astronomy

How to Find Great Deals at the Swap Tables at Stellafane