Astro Photog Ep 6 | Star Tracker Workshop’s Fantastic Moments, Major Flubs & My Three Best Takeaways

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It is a Full Moon week, so it is even more crucial to learn what days are open for Milky Way Photography in today’s Astro Primer and get reminded again why the Southern Hemisphere has a distinct advantage over the Northern Hemisphere for viewing the Milky Way Galactic Core year round!

In today’s episode I celebrate the FANTASTIC MOMENTS and confess the MAJOR FLUBS of my Eric Benedetti Star Tracking Online Workshop from over the weekend. There were some moments that were just magical that had everyone involved so crazy grateful for Eric’s time, experience and knowledge! We learned so many great tips on how to not only become BETTER Milky Way Photographers but actually learned how to capably install and use a Star Tracker under our DSLR! We certainly got our money’s worth with Eric’s SIX hours of instruction we got on Saturday. And there is more to come too!

Lastly, I go over three simple takeaways from the Workshop that highlight what we went over and what great interesting lessons are in store for those of us who have access to the workshop.

Carboni’s Astro Tools:
Annie’s Astro Actions:

Purchase the Replay and have Permanent access to Eric Benedetti’s Star Tracker Online Course plus future content updates here:

Follow Eric Benedetti at his website:

Gear recommended for tracking:
SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Astro Package with Declination Bracket included $329

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Equatorial Wedge Base

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit

Cameras for the beginner:
Nikon D7200

Canon T5i

Rokinon 16mm f2.0

Rokinon 24mm f1.4

Sigma Art 35mm f1.4

Optional tracker that is slightly less expensive:
iOptron SkyTracker Pro Camera Mount with Polar Scope $299

Comments 9

  1. I signed up for and paid for the podcast but the feed to my computer went dead after the first 3 minutes and 41 seconds. I was told that because I had paid for the podcast I would be able to review the podcast later. I found that I could purchase the podcast for $99.00. Is there a link or code I can put into your system so my $79.00 charge was not wasted? Thanks, C. Y.

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      Hey C.Y.!

      I am so sorry! I have sent you an email directly to your msn email you used here, but it appears to be the same email I have been including in all my email communications. But maybe my emails through MailChimp and even the ones I have sent through Gmail are going to your SPAM folder or something.

      Please check those and if you aren’t finding them anywhere, message me at and I will forward all of them to you again directly.

      HOPEFULLY that will connect you with all of the RAW YouTube Replays and other content coming up.

      DO NOT spend another dime. In fact, I owe you a partial refund back. I mentioned that in the email I just sent you. Hopefully you will see that and I will hear back from you soon! 😀

      So terribly sorry about all of this!


  2. Thanks so much. I very much appreciate it and am really enjoying Photog Adventures. I will check into this when I am at my Orem office tomorrow. Good light to you and clear skies for your night skies!

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      Awesome, CY! So you are here in Orem!? Right on! Or at least your Office is in Orem. Thanks for the night sky best wishes and keep an eye on Listener Adventures! We are going to be doing one again soon! Maybe you can get out with us! -Aaron

  3. Hi there, I purchased the replay of the workshop with Eric Benedetti. It said Thank for your purchase, but how do i get to actually see the video. Thanks.

    Kind regards Dennis

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      Heya Dennis!

      I am so sorry that your automatic email with all the info didn’t make it to you! I hate it when that happens and wish I had more control over that…it always depends on the recipients spam filter settings and I hate that I can’t be more certain or notified when people never get it without you guys having to let me know you are being left in the dark!

      I sent you an email just now with that email carrying all of the information.

      Please let me know in a reply to that email if you have any difficulty!


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      Okay! Good news! The process was simple to add a Paypal Button option so I went ahead and did so and you can now purchase using Paypal!

      I am really glad you asked because now I know something new and can add that option to ALL of our Courses and Workshops! I am sure more people will like that! 😀

      Thanks, Kris and thanks for being interested in buying the replay! -Aaron

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