Updated: Sep 4, 2018
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 the hobby of Astrophotography.
Dalia writing down the memories of the night during an Episode of Galactic Hunter
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.
Published on: Amazon
Total Number of Pages: 207 (How to use this journal / 200 observation pages / Notable Nights Tables)
Variations: "The Visual Astronomer's Journal" - Focussed on sketching observations instead of Astrophotography, available soon after
On the top, give your outing or project a title so you can recall it at a glance. Write down the date and how long your session lasted on the right.
Below that, you can inscribe your planned target for the night and in which constellation it is located. This will help you memorize target designations and their place in the sky when reading back on your notes.
Use the rest of the left page to write down the memories of your night! Make sure to record everything important that happened, or little details such as how you passed the time during the long imaging session. You are the author!
This page is dedicated to what you got out of your night. The first thing you will want to do is attach your best photo obtained during your imaging session.
On the bottom left, add your acquisition details, most importantly the camera settings used to obtain those results and any processing details you’d like to remember.
To the right, give yourself a few tips for your next outings. This can be in general, or specific to the target for a future visit.
Lastly, rate the target on a 3-star difficulty rating to see how much you struggled to reach your final image or make comparisons with other projects!
The last double page of this journal contains a table which will be useful to you for remembering special events.
For example, if your equipment malfunctions during an imaging session and you manage to fix it, you can write down the process in your notes, then add it to the table to easily locate the page in your journal!
Other examples would be if you met interesting people, fought a snake, saw a very bright meteor… The list goes on!
If you practice the hobby of astrophotography and image very often, consider getting a second journal when you have almost filled out all 200 pages of the first one! In order for you to easily be able to know which one is your first, or second, or third volume, we have added two cover variations for the journal. You are now able to purchase the Pleiades cover, the Orion cover, and the Andromeda cover.
We hope that The Astrophotographer's Journal will help many amateur astrophotographers create memories and improve themselves over time in this wonderful hobby.
Below you will find a quick video of this project, where you can see the inside better and ask us questions :)
Get your journal HERE!
Also available: The Astrophotographer's Guidebook
Description: Discover 60 Deep Sky Objects that will considerably improve your Imaging and Processing skills! 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 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!