• Mastering Astrophotography: Overcoming Newton's Rings for Clearer Images

    Tired of those unwanted circular patterns in your astro pics? Learn how to easily remove Newton's rings and achieve clearer, more captivating celestial photographs. Join us as we delve into practical techniques and step-by-step guidance to perfect your image processing skills.
  • Unveiling the Enigmatic Aurora Borealis: Chasing the Elusive Light Show

    Imagine the excitement of receiving a call from your mom, brimming with enthusiasm about the incredible spectacle of the aurora borealis that was s...
  • Catch the Cosmic Show: The Northern Lights and Astrophotography with Cloud Break Optics

    Hello, stargazers and photography enthusiasts! This week, we’re in for a celestial treat as there is a high probability that the Northern Lights, ...
  • Star Party Like A Rock Star

    Astrophotography is a creative, fun, intellectual art that allows us to capture the beauty of the cosmos. If you're planning to attend a star party, it's important to be prepared and considerate of fellow astronomers. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience under the starry night sky, we've compiled a list of tips to help you become a Star Party Superstar.
  • Product Review: Starizona APEX Reducer

    We got our hands on the new APEX reducer from Starizona. This is designed for use with the Sky-Watcher Esprit line of telescopes, but is compatible with a wide range of APO refractors. Take a look at the results and what we think of this high quality and aggressive 0.65x reducer!

  • My Summer Learning AP with Cloud Break Optics




    This past Summer, Caden Gobat interned with Cloud Break Optics. Take a look at his experience while here, as he learned Astrophotography from the ground up.

  • Configuring and Connecting the QHY600

    With the release of the new QHY600, there have been a couple of interesting connectivity and setup things we’ve come across we wanted to share here for customer reference.  We offer step-by-step set up instructions for the 64-bit capture software, N.I.N.A..

  • Why use a cooled camera?

    In this blog entry, we cover just why a regulated cooled camera is so beneficial for deep sky astrophotography.

  • Product Review: Takahashi Epsilon-130D

    The quest for fast astrographs seems never-ending in astrophotography. Finding a fast astrograph with well-corrected optics and a large imaging circle that doesn’t break the bank is becoming increasingly difficult. Enter the Takahashi Epsilon. Well-priced, well-built, and blazingly fast, this little scope is an astrophotographer’s dream.

  • Calculating Back Focus/Metal Back Distance

    In this entry we discuss precisely what "Back Focus" or "Metal Back Distance" is within astrophotography. We have also created a useful calculator tool to be able to determine your back distance needs for your own system!

  • Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 7 - How to get Flat Abs...I mean Frames

    In the final installment of this blog series, we cover vignetting, dust spots, and flat frame calibration.

  • Astrophotography, Pixel by Pixel: Part 6 - Dirty Buckets and Calibration Frames

    In this installment, we cover things that make it into our pixels that we don't want, and the calibration frames to mitigate their effects.