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An Astrophotography Adventure in Chile

3 Aug 2018, 18:12 UTC
An Astrophotography Adventure in Chile
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If you ever planned a trip to Chile, you already know that the country is one of the best places in the world to do astronomy, which also makes it one of the best places in the world to do astrophotography. Last March, I had the honor of being selected to the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP), one of the best programs offered to teach hands-on astronomy education techniques to educators and astronomy outreach professionals.
In order to prepare for my trip, I had to gather a few facts about the country — weather conditions — it was winter, of course, and other such nontrivial matters as what to do in case of altitude sickness. But, my main focus was to figure out what sort of photography equipment should I take. The only thing I knew at the moment was that I wanted to document my experience on my trip as much as possible, and that I had to stay light and mobile because we would be moving around a lot and traveling to different cities every other day.
So, I decided to pack a DSLR with a few lenses for astrophotography, a sky tracker (a camera used ...

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