RV Astrophotography

Would you like to learn more about shooting astrophotography with the Google Pixel 6? This article will give you tricks to get the most out of your smartphone so you’ll be shooting like a pro in no time! It’s our first of hopefully many stargazing articles to be found on our website.

Pixel 6 Astrophotography Light Painting Branches with the Right Amount of Light

Astrophotography Light Painting with a Phone Camera

Learn the basics of astrophotography light painting using a phone camera in this article. There are plenty of tips to get you started and on your way to better images without much effort.

How to Find a Dark Sky Campground

If you would like to learn how to select the best dark sky campground, read this article. It has tips to help get you started on your stargazing and astrophotography journey.

Perseids Meteor Shower Over RV

Is Astrophotography Worth It?

In this article, you’ll discover some of the reasons why we feel astrophotography is “worth it” as a hobby. Honestly, it’s one of the best things you can do when camping!

Jayco RV at Monahans Sandhills Under Polaris Star Trails

What You Need to Know About Texas Stargazing

These are some of the most frequently asked questions about stargazing in Texas. We decided to share some answers to questions you might have about the stars above this great state.

Constellation Orion above a Jayco travel trailer

How to Use a Fog Filter for Astrophotography

An easy way to make your astrophotography stand out is to use a fog filter. This simple tool can be used on any camera and even phones with an astrophotography mode. Read more about how we use our fog filters.

Milky Way and Pines Pixel 6

Stargazing in the US Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most asked questions people have about stargazing in the US. We give our advice in this article so you can have a great experience wherever you plan to stargaze in America.

Blue Light Painting Around a Campfire and RV

Easy DIY Light Drawing with a Phone Camera

Light drawing is fun to do if you are sitting around the campfire at a campsite or even hanging out in your backyard at night. Learn tips and tricks on how to create light drawings easily on your smartphone in this article.

Jayco on a Cloudy Moonlit Night with a Fisheye Lens

Why Shoot Astrophotography with Clouds?

If it’s cloudy outside, don’t give up on shooting the stars. Adapt! In this article, we tell you why you should still take landscape astrophotography photos when there are clouds in the sky.

Light Pollution Color Scale Simplified

What is a Light Pollution Scale?

The most basic tool you might want to use when stargazing or shooting astrophotography is a map with a Bortle scale. In this article, you will learn what a light pollution scale is and where it originated.

Monahans Sandhills State Park Jayco RV under stars

The Texas State Park Guide to Stargazing

This article gives you access to data we use to find the darkest skies in state parks all over Texas in a convenient Google Sheet. If you want to see which of the Texas State Parks might be best for your stargazing, check it out.

Comet Neowise Near a Jayco RV at Dead Horse Point State Park

The Utah State Park Guide to Stargazing

To find Utah’s darkest skies in their great state parks, use this Google Sheet we have created. It’s an easy to use resource for anyone interested in finding the best stargazing parks in the state.

The Milky Way Over a Jayco RV at State Forest State Park

The Colorado State Park Guide to Stargazing

In this article, you will have access to the Google Sheet we use to plan our stargazing trips to Colorado. If you are interested in quickly finding Colorado State Park campgrounds with dark skies, this is the guide for you.

Jayco RV under starry and cloudy skies at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park

The New Mexico State Park Guide to Stargazing

If you are looking for a dark sky campground in New Mexico, try this article. It is a resource we created to quickly provide you access to the best state park stargazing in New Mexico.

Husband and wife embracing near a campfire in front of an RV under the stars

The Brightest Messier Objects to See Sorted by Season

We have shared our Messier objects list in this article sorted by season if you are looking for something fun to look for in the night sky depending on the time of year. Each object is also listed according to its apparent brightness to make stargazing a little easier for you.

Astrophotography in front of an RV at Curt Gowdy State Park Wyoming

The Wyoming State Park Guide to Stargazing

Even though it is the least populated state in the U.S., Wyoming still has some great dark sky state parks to enjoy. Check out this article to discover some that might be perfect for you.

Jayco RV at Great Plains State Park under the stars with light beams behind it

The Oklahoma State Park Guide to Stargazing

This guide to state parks in Oklahoma will help you find great places to stargaze in the state. If you are trying to find great dark sky camping in the state, don’t skip this article.

stargazing campground map centered on Texas

Our Helpful Stargazing Campground Map

Our stargazing campground map is an excellent resource to use if you are trying to plan your next camping trip to a dark sky location. It has articles linked to help you more easily find a great campsite.

space themed bedroom with space shuttle sheets

Stargazing with Your Kids and How to Create a Lifelong Passion

In this article on stargazing with your children we share some of our best tips to help you make them lifelong lovers of the night sky. We cover everything from what to bring on a dark sky camping trip to how to get them interested in space at home.

Glowing bocce ball light painting 2

Does Processing Length on a Google Pixel Matter in Astrophotography Mode?

If you are a Google Pixel shooter that takes pictures in astrophotography mode, this is a good article for you. Discover what your images might look like if you cut your camera off while it processes your images. This is a real-world test.

date night chocolate

A Man’s Guide to Romantic Date Night Stargazing

Are you a dude that needs a little romantic guidance? Try my guide on date night stargazing. It will give you some practical information to help you create an above average night looking at the stars with that special woman you have in mind.

Quadrans Muralis by Joseph Jérôme de Lalande

Interesting Defunct Constellations and Asterisms

In this article, we compiled a list of some well-known constellations and asterisms that no longer “exist”. Use it to guide your interest in the history of the night sky. You’ll quickly find astronomy has roots that have been running deep and extend all over the world for thousands of years.

Andromeda Constellation by Johannes Hevelius

The Amazing Princess Constellation Andromeda

The Andromeda constellation is one of the better known in the night sky. Learn all about the history and importance of this constellation and how to find it when stargazing.

Everything You Need to Know About Light Pollution as a Camper

From sky glow to light trespass, we explain the different types of light pollution you might encounter camping. We also share examples of what you can do to either avoid it or help with it.

fireflies and star trails at Lake Scott in Kansas

The Kansas State Park Guide to Stargazing

If you are looking for a dark location to stargaze in Kansas, try this guide. We have created a list of the best state parks to see stars.

closeup looking through a telescope at the stars

Avoid the 5 Biggest Mistakes RVers Make While Stargazing

Not all Rvers know exactly how to stargaze. Here, we share the biggest mistakes they make while enjoying the stars.

Light Polluted City Under Stars

Picking Perfect Dark Sky Spots: Top 5 Tips

In this article, we give you 5 of our best tips to pick the perfect dark sky location. Use them to better see as much of the night sky as possible.

see the new comet Nishimura

See the New Comet Nishimura This September

Don’t miss out on the rare event of seeing comet Nishimura! This comet will be visible in September for you to enjoy.

Bryce Canyon at Night Under Stars  Cartoon

7 Great Stargazing Spots in the National Parks

We have selected our favorite stargazing spots in national parks all over America. See which of these lucky parks made the list.

context of light pollution

Analyzing Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the Night” in the Context of Light Pollution

Take a fresh look at the dark and melancholy poem by Robert Frost through the prism of light pollution.

8 Amazing Stargazing Spots in the National Parks

We have selected our favorite stargazing spots in national monuments all over the US. See which of these incredible parks made the list.

Relating Light Pollution to Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Relating Light Pollution to “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

In this article, we take a modern look at the famous Robert Frost poem in the context of light pollution.

17th century air pump

The Enigmatic Air Pump Constellation Antlia

The Antila is one of the lesser known in the night sky. Learn about the interesting scientific historical relevance of this constellation and how to find it when stargazing.

20 Latin Stargazing Words You Need to Know

We delve into the rich tapestry of terminology that has shaped our understanding and appreciation of the cosmos in this list.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Zodiac Sign Aries

Are you an Aries or know one? See how much of this zodiac sign you know about as it relates to space and mythology.


Defeating Noctalgia One Night at a Time

Recently, astronomers introduced a new term into our lexicon: noctalgia. It’s a word that encapsulates the profound “sky grief” we feel as our once-pristine night skies vanish before our eyes.


Choose the Right Telescope Type [For Beginners]

If you are fascinated by the wonders of the night sky and stargazing, you might be interested in getting a telescope to explore the cosmos. We help you choose the right telescope type in this article.

How to Protect Your Eyes When Stargazing

You might not know, but stargazing can be a dangerous hobby if you don’t protect your eyes. Learn how to take the necessary precautions.

Light Pollution for Kids: Get Involved!

Light pollution isn’t just a problems adults can help solve, but so can kids. Learn what it is, why it’s a problem, and how you can help take action to fix it.

Easily Prounounce the Constellations Like a Pro

Learn how to pronounce all 88 constellations in the night sky so you sound smart for your friends and family. It’s the perfect skill to share when you go stargazing.

How to Plan an Astro Tourism Trip

How to Plan an Astro Tourism Trip to Remember

Astro tourism is a form of travel that involves visiting places that offer clear and dark skies for stargazing. Learn how to plan an astro tourism trip, what to bring, and what to expect.

Stargazing Dad Jokes

Do you need a little chuckle? Here’s a list of some of our favorite stargazing dad jokes!

Dark Sky Quotes
Dark Sky Quotes

Dark Sky Quotes to Inspire

Penned by poets and observers of the night, we have collected some excellent dark sky quotes to inspire you!

Reunion Tower Protects Birds from Light Pollution

Learn why and how you can join Lights Out Texas to help save migratory birds like the iconic Reunion Tower in Dallas.

How Light Pollution Affects Bird Ecology and Behavior

We take a look at how light pollution affects bird ecology and behavior, and we share some solutions to this problem.

How to Prevent Light Trespass as an RVer

We look at this form of annoying light pollution called light trespass and how to deal with it while RVing.

BlueWalker 3

BlueWalker 3 is Bad for Stargazing but Great for Communication

One of the brightest objects in the night sky is now a satellite. Find out more about BlueWalker 3 and its impact on people observing the night sky.


Epic Southwest Utah Stargazing Itinerary [7 Days]

Escape the city’s haze and travel back in time through Utah’s national and state parks, where rugged cliffs, canyons and buttes come alive under starlit skies. For 7 days, wind through the majestic landscapes of the Colorado Plateau by using our sample Southwest Utah Stargazing Itinerary.

Spread the love