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Astrophotography

Successfully capturing photographs of the stars requires very specific conditions . Those clouds that made your daylight landscapes amazing can muck up a night shot. The moon is best when it's hiding behind Earth. And cold temperatures work best. Forget researching the pesky details. Just use the app and go!

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              Moon present, difficult to see other celestial objects.
              4
              Saturday 10/21
               
              Moon present, difficult to see other celestial objects.4

              Moon present, difficult to see other celestial objects.

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Light
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Warm
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                Moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Breezy
              Moon present, difficult to see other celestial objects.
              4
              Saturday 10/21
               
              Moon present, difficult to see other celestial objects.4

              Moon present, difficult to see other celestial objects.

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Light
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Warm
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                Moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              6
              Saturday 10/21
               
              Slightly Cloudy6

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              6
              Saturday 10/21
               
              Slightly Cloudy6

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              6
              Saturday 10/21
               
              Slightly Cloudy6

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              6
              Saturday 10/21
               
              Slightly Cloudy6

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Breezy
              Slightly Cloudy
              6
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Slightly Cloudy6

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Light
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Clear skies
              7
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Clear skies7

              Clear skies

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Light
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              5
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Slightly Cloudy5

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              5
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Slightly Cloudy5

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              5
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Slightly Cloudy5

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              5
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Slightly Cloudy5

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
              Slightly Cloudy
              5
              Sunday 10/22
               
              Slightly Cloudy5

              Slightly Cloudy

              • CLOUDS: The presence of clouds prevent your camera from seeing the stars, the less of them, the better.
                 
                Heavy
              • RAINFALL: Getting drenched is not fun nor good for your camera. Rain also subdues the colors. However, if you are lucky, a recent rain, so long as it has moved on, can clean the atmosphere and intensify colors.
                 
                None
              • HAZE: Haze exponentially reduces the clarity of distant objects.  The lower the haze, the more crisp the photos will be.
                 
                Cold
              • MOON: The presence of the moon reduces the ability for your camera to pick up the stars, so its best if the moon is hiding.
                 
                No moon
              • WIND: Calm conditions are ideal for long exposures so that your landscape is static and your tripod is not shaken by the wind.
                 
                Calm
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