The Astrophotographer's Guidebook - A Seasonal Guide to the best DSLR Astrophotography Targets

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

The Astrophotographer's Guidebook is a complete guide to the best DSLR Astrophotography targets of the year. Discover 60 Deep Sky Objects that will considerably improve your imaging and processing skills.

Read more below!

The Astrophotographer's Guidebook Cover

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced astrophotographer, this detailed book of the best deep sky objects will serve as a personal guide for years to come!

Discover which star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies are the easiest and most impressive to photograph for each season. Learn how to find each object in the night sky, and read our recommendations on imaging them in a quick and comprehensive way.

Each target listed in this guide contains our advice on imaging, photos of expected results, and a useful information table. We've also included a few cool facts about each target, a map to find it in the night sky, and more!



Each double page in this book featuring a target follows the same format, as seen in the image above.

Upon reading, there are helpful key facts about the Deep Sky Object you are planning to image, such as its designation, how to find it in the night sky, advice on imaging, a statistics table, and more!

A few targets will have the Galactic Hunter logo and a link on the bottom right of the page. This link will direct you to an episode that will help you capture that specific target. This can be useful as you will hear us explain more in depth about the object and perhaps determine if said target is a good choice for you to photograph.


The last pages of this book contain a summary table which will be useful to you for finding any target and its specifications in seconds.

For example, if you are packing up to go imaging but are still undecided on which target to go for, you can look over the chart and quickly decide which object would be a good fit for the night.

Final Thoughts

It is our hope that this guide will be useful to you during your time exploring deep sky objects in the night sky. Be advised that all targets listed were chosen because they are, in our opinion, the best suited for new astrophotography hobbyists.

Get your physical version of The Astrophotographer's Guidebook HERE or the digital version HERE!

Clear Skies,

Galactic Hunter

Also available: The Astrophotographer's Journal

Description: The Astrophotographer’s Journal is a portable notebook created for the purpose of recording observations, cataloguing photographs, and writing down the wonderful memories created by this hobby.

This book contains more than 200 pages to memorialize your stargazing and imaging sessions, as well as a useful chart on the last pages to index exciting or important notes.

Read back on the logs to see how much progress you have made through the months, the problems you overcame, and the notes taken to improve in the future. Just as the pioneers of astronomy did in their time, look up and take notes of your observations as you are the author of this star-filled journey.

Also available: The Constellations Handbook

Description: The Constellations Handbook is a logical guide to learning the 88 constellations. Learning the constellations is difficult. Remembering them is even harder. Have you ever wanted to look up to the night sky, name any pattern of stars and be able to tell their stories?This book groups the constellations in a logical order, so that the reader can easily learn them by their origin, and see how their stories interact with one another as a group.The last pages of this book include an index of all 88 constellations, each with a slot where you can write your own personal tips and tricks in order to memorize them with ease.The Constellations Handbook is not just another guide listing all the constellations from A to Z and their location, it is the perfect companion for stargazing, and a learning journey through the ages.

Clear Skies,

Galactic Hunter

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