Explaining away the magic of post processing by astrophotography, examples of common astrophotography and a reader before/after gallery.
Author - Cory Schmitz
Co-founder of PhotographingSpace.com, co-owner of several telescopes and mounts, too many cameras, and not enough hard drives, Cory is an American expat living in South Africa with his wife, Tanja Schmitz.
An avid astrophotographer for timelapse, deep-space imaging, lunar, planetary, and star trail imagery, he is an all-around jack-of-most-trades for night-sky photography.
He is also an internationally published and commissioned astrophotographer, where his photos have been used in multiple online and print publications.
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