Astrophotography Special Interest Group

Formed out of a need to learn, share and grow, our "Astro SIG" group is a fun & diverse group of astronomy enthusiasts. Our group encompases a HUGE variety of experience and interest level so don't be afraid to dip a toe in the water and join us. We meet on Zoom once a month and try to get out in the field together once a month. Usually at Big Cypress National Park, but because that involves some travel and hauling your gear down there, our group is picky about having perfect weather conditions. But, the trip is worth it!

Learn & Share It All

One of the best things about our Astro SIG group is our "Rabbit Hole" discussions where we "go down the rabbit hole" to discuss some of the most simple or intricate parts of astrophotography. And, most members are always willing to help another, even going as far as meeting in person to help diagnose a problem or share what they've learned. Here's a simple and affordable setup from Phil Jansen.

Astro SIG Google Groups Email List

This is our main form of interaction. You can pretty much post any question or concern on here and get a quick answer. We use the Google Groups for sending out info as well as discussion. Use this handy form to sign up for access to the group. Please remember that membership in the Astro SIG and the email list is for SWFAS paid members only.

Google Groups Sign Up Form

Google Groups Sign Up Form
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Astro SIG Info Portal

What good is a website if you can't find what you're looking for. In this portal we're going to try to provide you with all the links, resources and knowledge we come across as we are learning and fine tuning our craft.

Videos & Tutorials

You can learn almost anything on YouTube. Follow this link to our video & tutorial page. Some from our members, some from others. All helpful, fun & informative.

Books & Mags

Follow this link for great recommendations on good books & mags to read.

Gear Reviews

This is the place to go to check out what one of our members thought about the gear you may be considering, should or should not consider.

Research Center

This is the place to go to when you have a question about process, or workflow, or how something is supposed to work. We may not know it all, but we know what works and what doesn't for us.