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One of a Landscape Astrophotographers "Must Have" tools

Stellarium and Landscape Photography.

There are a ton of tools out there for photographers to use when planning a photo shoot.  One "goto" tool that I find myself coming back to time and time again is Stellarium.

If you are, or know any Landscape photographers you will know that getting the "perfect light" is an obsession.  Why is it an obsession, simple, because it is the "special sauce" of photography.  Lighting is what will transform a good photograph into an excellent work of art!

With Landscape astrophotography the light isn't from our sun, it is from all of the suns that light the night sky (normal people might call them stars).

Stellarium is a free download and works on most computer platforms out there.

One of the great things about this program is the ability for the user to manipulate the settings.  You have control over the levels of light pollution, limiting magnitude of stars, and it even gives you the ability to know exactly what you wi…