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BBC Sky at Night3 min lettiAstronomy & Space Sciences
April Highlights
This morning’s 75%-lit waning gibbous Moon sits 4.5° from mag. +1.0 Antares (Alpha (α) Scorpii). Catch them shortly after they rise low in the southeast around 02:00 BST (01:00 UT). Asteroid 9 Metis reaches opposition in the constellation of Virgo to
BBC Sky at Night2 min lettiAstronomy & Space Sciences
The Dark Art Of Stacking
One of the main reasons astrophotographers buy a star tracker is to enable them to ‘stack’ images. Many beginners think this is too complicated to get to grips with, but all stacking means is taking lots of short exposures of the same object, then co
BBC Sky at Night1 min lettiScience & Mathematics
3 Quick Tips
1. Use the eye symbol for each adjustment layer to see whether it improves the image. 2. Use the ‘Opacity’ slider to reduce the effect of an alteration, or the noise (unwanted artefacts) it creates. 3. It is better to perform several gentle stretches