The Astrophotography Planner

The expanded second edition of The Astrophotography Planner will help you make the most of every clear night. Knowing when an object is optimally placed in the sky is critical to gathering the best data. This new edition covers more areas of the sky and revised charts that will help you plan and optimize your astrophotography. The charts reveal how many imaging hours you can expect for each area on a given date, as well as the times it will be best positioned in the sky. The maps show a wide view to help you decide how to frame each object. Three years of daily information about the moon is also included to further assist with your planning.

There are three versions of the book. You can click any of the buttons below to purchase the one that is most relevant for you:

An examples from the print book is shown below. 

A sample page is posted below.  There are 76 areas of the sky covered exactly like this in the book. Instead of simple rise and set times, it shows when the object is at least 20º above the horizon and the sky is dark.  Separate lines are plotted for those at 30º, 40º, and 50º latitude.