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In this episode I travel to NEAF (Northeast Astronomy Forum). It's the biggest astronomy and space expo in the world, and my very first time attending. I must admit, this trip was all about astrophotography. Please join me for an inside view of NEAF 2018, and some of the worlds most incredible astronomy equipment all under one roof. More Information about NEAF: http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.html Some of the vendors included: • iOptron • Explore Scientific • William Optics • Sky-Watcher • ZWO • William Optics • Sky and Telescope • Astro Physics • Meade • Celestron • Software Bisque • O'Telescope • Stellarvue • Teleview • STC Optical • Astronomy Now Magazine • Space.com • QHY • Losmandy • Atik and many many more Stay tuned for day 2! Music by Aljosha Konstannty: http://music.aljoshakonstanty.com/ Learn More About Astrophotography at: https://astrobackyard.com
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Coldeb 89 (7 days ago)
Nice one !!... did you buy anything ?
Robert Field (1 month ago)
We're gonna need a bigger scope! ;-)
Jure Maleš (1 month ago)
he's name is william? seems legit.
Astrotombie (2 months ago)
Thanks for this video and all the others, you know how to make it all very clear and interesting and just a lot of fun to watch. Keep doing this! 👍
XPFTP (2 months ago)
ur on the west side of can ?
Marlon MC (2 months ago)
Always that I see light pollution filters, I remember that in my city there are White LED lights on the streets xD
Eddie Adventure (3 months ago)
Whats with the CEM 60 disapproval @ 1:08? Musts be a Ford guy.
Gruff Tor (3 months ago)
ecmjr (3 months ago)
Gamingwithvanessa (4 months ago)
This telescope can cost alot money right
Issac 17 (1 month ago)
Stephan C (6 months ago)
Marcelo Ledesma (7 months ago)
awesome! thx
ObserveTheUnknown (7 months ago)
"I have a YouTube channel" in other words 'A lot of new coming free stuff' ;))))))))). Love the content btw I'm now just waiting to start Astrophotography and my friends are just like 'what the hack' but that's what I like, I like to observe the universe and to capture the universe and I'm only 16 and I'm proud of it.
leophous scr (9 months ago)
Bro your living the life... Keep up the good work... Best of luck..
jacque channy (10 months ago)
Postman Buy Celestron From SOUTHMINSTER School Caravan Birthday CHILLDREN
Dean Johnson (10 months ago)
Saw Astro-Physics there! They are right up the street from me! So pricey though! But big observatory class stuff.
m butts (11 months ago)
That was cool about the light filters
m butts (11 months ago)
That was cool about the light filters
Vass (11 months ago)
So. Where so I start? I don't wanna spend on stuff that wont give me good results. I have a Canon 5d2 full frame. Nowhere does anyone explain the 2nd scope attached to.computer aiding tracking. All vids are about what telescope. We need beginner info on what everything is. What's a sub? For example? :-) Point me in a direction to find out all this stuff and not "what scope" if you can please :-)
SLAP Astronomy (11 months ago)
Excellent video. NEAF is fantastic. A few years ago my kids were helping the staff there while I was helping to man the Astronomics / Cloudy Nights booth. You get to see your astro friends from all over the world. To anyone who hasn't made the trip - NEAF is worth the effort. Make sure you check out the lectures and the Solar Party while you are there. Scott
bat man (11 months ago)
You need to come to NEAIC, thursday and Friday prior to NEAF.
Ahmed Mohamed (11 months ago)
thank u soo much trevor for this...... living in the other side of the world i see neaf as a heaven i cant reach, god knows how many videos i watched about it, from the videos that sky and telescope made to other people, thank so so much for delivrting this year's neaf to me, keep up the good work, much love
John Brumleve (11 months ago)
Hi Trevor! You sighted me at NEAF [glasses on top of head at 3:34] but I didn't manage to sight you. Thanks for fostering enthusiasm for truly big views; you rock!
Calvin Farrow (11 months ago)
You're famous! And you helped me get the proper equipment by watching your channel! You deserve all the success you have coming.
vape king (11 months ago)
lol i laughed when i seen the moonlite booth my buddy ron owns moonlite its amazing how much hes grown in such a short time he a great machinist and puts a lot of work in to designing them. thanks for sharing
Martin Ratcliffe (11 months ago)
Cool video review - it was a great show and you;re right - it's overwhelming.
TicTac Jak (11 months ago)
I didn't go to NEAF this year, your video is the next best thing.
Truth Observatory (11 months ago)
"Just collecting the data you want, and nothing else" heavy
Glen Cox (11 months ago)
I love astronomy, but I simply cannot afford even the most basic equipment. This hobby is most definitely for the person with above average income.
Glen Cox (11 months ago)
Also, what I really meant about basic was, having a decent mount for what I have. Sorry if I mislead anyone. I know many would love to have what I have. I started out with a 150mm f10 Hybrid Newtonian reflector/cassegrain, set on a German Equatorial mount. I really wish I hadn't traded that one in for the one I have. It was far easier to use, and because of that I used it far more often.
Glen Cox (11 months ago)
Donnie Brasco, I actually have an old Meade MTS-SC8 with a fork style Equatorial mount set atop a 3'2" tall 4" pier. Problem is, the pier is not on an adjustable tripod base, making it difficult to level and is not motor driven and has no slow motion controls, also making it very difficult to track anything more powerful than my 32mm tele view eyepiece. I also have a 20mm and a 10mm. All three of my eyepieces are plossl. So as you see, I am already in the hobby. I just wish I could afford to mount my telescope on a decent motor driven German Equatorial mount. Doesn't really need it to be computerized and go-to, although that would be nice. I would like it also to be hefty enough to mitigate vibration. And we both know, such a mount is at or above $1000, of which Is absolutely out of my reach.
Donnie Brasco (11 months ago)
Glen Cox it really depends on what you want to do. If all want to do is look around and see if it’s for you, you could pick up everything you need for under a thousand, even cheaper than that. I’m just a blue collar heating guy with average income. Good luck. Donnie
Brian Morton (11 months ago)
Couldn't watch due to that awful background noise. Which are we supposed to listen to, your voice or the music. One at a time please.
Hholm holmgaard (11 months ago)
Great movie as allways
Hholm holmgaard (11 months ago)
but btw please please go buy a microphone for your video camera soon.
phuc ewe (11 months ago)
Who are you? I have a youtube channel. Oh.
Eric Cauble (11 months ago)
Looks like a fun time, and a great place to squander your retirement fund in one day!
Cristian Bureriu (11 months ago)
you do your own music for the channel? love the space-like music
Steves Trains (11 months ago)
Great video! Astronomy is my other hobby, and I recently purchased my first DSLR (canon SL2) and am looking to buy a AT60ED and the iOptron SkyGuider to start messing around with astrophotography (only done visual thus far), so it is funny you mentioned the iOptron. We were in Florida on vacation a few weeks ago and I just started taking some night sky shots around Orion from our hotel balcony with the SL2 and a 50mm prime lens and was showing my wife what you could capture even with a few second exposure, and she was like "uh oh".
Timm Bottoni (11 months ago)
I'm curious how many people on the floor recognized you?
Luciano Gomes (11 months ago)
Hi , i am Brazilian... Sorry my english.... But i would like to buy h alfa clip filter to eos and i dont know If : i buy 12 or 7 nm. Can you help me? Thanks a Lot!
AstroBackyard (11 months ago)
Ive had some great success with the 12nm astronomik clip filter! Go for that one 😊
NebTheWeb (11 months ago)
Bet you won't find hide nor hair of any flat earther at those expos. They can't even focus their P900s. Lol
Robert pendergast (11 months ago)
"...I have a You Tube channel." Good one!!
J Barot (11 months ago)
Thank you for sharing your video report. I enjoyed how you pause so the viewer can actually see what the vendor has to offer. Love Astro products.
Corsair0611 (11 months ago)
My wet dreams. But too far away. Nice event.
Sean M (11 months ago)
And you left Pup behind
Bas Finnis (11 months ago)
Great stuff.
Davide Bernardi (11 months ago)
primalucelab italian quality <3
Rafael Gilman (11 months ago)
And it is a GREAT YouTube channel you have 👍👍
Revo_Lee (11 months ago)
I can't wait to get into this hobby, you've inspired me to look forward to it. Thank you! Keep doing you man!
Fabien Prox-Trm (11 months ago)
You're like the Peter McKinnon of astrophotography !!! Love your videos, your style your astrophotos... everything! keep it up :DDD !!
Walter G (11 months ago)
I hope you will post more video of new equipment at NEAF, if you have them
Seamus Barry (11 months ago)
Gerson Madrid (11 months ago)
Netty Voyager (11 months ago)
its cool being there but like any country in the world its still full of arsholes and elbows ill just buy what i like then i can see it at home :P i am struggling making my vids between kids adults and bills and time is all against me and has been for the last 2 years im getting there just not at the moment now i know why it takes so long for movies to come out lol special effects are awesome :) soon all will be seen :)
Alex Vidrine (11 months ago)
Looks like you were staying near me lol i was at Courtyard in Mahwah
Martin Ratcliffe (11 months ago)
Me too :-)
OMG Silvernight (11 months ago)
Jose Dorel (11 months ago)
the smile on your face.....paradise..!!!
Joe Black (11 months ago)
Trev you look like a kid in Disneyland love it! even while watching I get excited the chills well done bro!
kanyaugatiejagwo (11 months ago)
I really wish you got some different kind of coffee...why starbucks? First video you ruined. But the tour was great.
AstroBackyard (11 months ago)
I prefer Tim Hortons - but it worked😉
Ronald West (11 months ago)
Wow! Thanks for sharing that. It's kind of like the PDAC mining conference in Toronto. Lots of cool toys.
Scope Toast (11 months ago)
I have an obnoxious streetlamp by my house - can I send them a spectrum of the light it produces and they make me a filter? or should I just get a rock and take care of it?
AstroBackyard (11 months ago)
I'll share my experiences with a custom filter from STC. First step is accurately measuring my sky quality. They have a tool for it! 😮
Jim Hendrickson (11 months ago)
Nice. I've been to about 10 NEAFs now, usually a day visit. Two years ago I attended NEAIC, which is held on the Thursday and Friday before NEAF. If you ever get a chance, it's worth the time. At this year's NEAF I ended up getting the Star Adventurer 2.
Keele Photography (11 months ago)
It was great meeting you man!
Vlog Fan (11 months ago)
This is 🔥🔥
alphaphotoandvideo (11 months ago)
whats the schedule of a astronomer? Watching the sky 10pm-4am Sleep 4am-12pm Work 1pm-9pm
In the Doghouse (11 months ago)
That is so cool. I'm happy for you being able to attend. The term " kid in a candy store" comes to mind... Cheers !!!
Lynn Chevalier (11 months ago)
Great video and it was great to meet you and Steve. We are awaiting our new scope and mount...we have so so so so much to learn. Thanks for the personal touch you put in your videos.
Travl ON (11 months ago)
Here I go again, by missing you at this show !! I was there too, but didn't see you there. The other time I missed you was by a few hours at Cherry Springs star party last year. Bummer !!
David Pickles (11 months ago)
Love to go here! Just have to wait until there’s one in the uk! Awesome
Michel B (11 months ago)
So cool, thx for the video
Tony Granbäck (11 months ago)
I wanted to see telescopes, your face blocket them.
Dan Morris (11 months ago)
Thank you, Sir! I’m sold. Won’t miss it next year. You covered a lot of ground very quickly, and good to see you had such a good intro to the dealers through your work. Appreciate your dedication, and enthusiasm. Haven’t checked in for a while...didn’t realize you have a skyshed POD. Will go back to see if you have comments about that. Enjoy the spring weather!
mrspidey80 (11 months ago)
Cu...customized filters? *starts salivating*
Is that the ES 165mm at 2:51?
lol... I should have kept watching.
Chris Koehn (11 months ago)
Love your channel, it just gets better and better.
Nick Barrett (11 months ago)
Ah dang I thought you finally bought an observatory but nope. You've got to get an observatory!!! Your workflow would improve drastically!!
Simon Worger (11 months ago)
Those filters look great.
NikonJax (11 months ago)
I was your Sunday morning hello....lo.l I have watched and learned so much from you and I really enjoy your candid reviews. I ended up with a WO 102 which is just a terrific scope. Your review of William Optics and my exposure to a GT 71 was enough to make me take a serious look at the GT 102 and once I got a good look at it I knew it was the one that would be my first scope:). Waiting on a mount and some clear skies. Keep up the great work!
Carlos Hernandez (11 months ago)
Great Job! and nice video! Thks!
david Silva (11 months ago)
Wow! Can you tell us a bit about some of the gigantic scopes we see early in the video?
Cephalica Ceph (11 months ago)
I got the STC Multispectra for my D750 a few months ago I cannot complain its great! Looking forward to Part 2 Trevor :)
Take Flight FPV (11 months ago)
Hi Trevor. Thanks for talking with my GF and I at the beginning of NEAF outside. I didn't want to hold you guys up from the show. I ended up picking up an Explore Scientific 208mm Astrograph great guys. BTW tell Steve I have now caught up on all of your Podcasts. They are very good.
Wes Chilton (11 months ago)
Wait, you’re an astro imager and you went to NEAF but you didn’t go to NEIAC? 🧐
김건희 (11 months ago)
Wow i wnat to go there to.. But i live i korea ~~ -
NihonBoss (11 months ago)
This is just pure awesomeness. I can’t believe I only found your channel yesterday when I’ve loved astronomy for so many years. I’m sure many people are the same. With such quality videos your channel should be way bigger. Instant subscription! Looking forward to more videos
Vince Veltri (11 months ago)
This years show was great and the attendance keeps growing. The most fun are the multiple "pick-up" conversations with everyone (as we all love astronomy). Everyone is willing to share experiences, future plans and knowledge. Thanks for the video and your channel.
Luke's Astro (11 months ago)
Very nice video, thank you for sharing.
Na s (11 months ago)
Micah Leith (11 months ago)
You are a very underrated youtuber. Keep up the great work
Brandon Nichols (11 months ago)
I couldn't agree more! I was very surprised to see 20k subs. I would have guessed at 200k subs it more. It'll get there, great videos and a really cool person!
Jim M. (11 months ago)
Saw you there on Sunday filming. You're taller than your vids indicate. It was a real eye opener of a show and I do a number of hobby shows over the course of a year. It is going to take a while to sort through all the goodies I picked up (and will pick up.)
Bob Snyder (11 months ago)
Starbucks.... It's no Tim's.
A C (11 months ago)
I wish I could go one day. Is there one on the west coast?
Sypthy (11 months ago)
@AstroBackyard Hiya, I live i Australia and im 14 yrs old, I am very fascinated with Astronomy and love to view stuff with my basic telescope (50mm Meade Refractor) im turning 15 i about 3 weeks and plan to get a new telescope for some more better views. I also am interested in astrophotography and want to do it but I don't know where to start? Any tips or advice on where to start? Thanks in advanced :D
OMG Silvernight (11 months ago)
Get the best mount you can get:)
Sypthy (11 months ago)
Thanks Guys For The Advice! I will sure look into those things!
epsyuma (11 months ago)
The new Orion StarShoot might be what you're looking for: https://www.telescope.com/Orion/Astrophotography/Astrophotography-Cameras/Orion-StarShoot-Solar-System-Color-Imaging-Camera-IV/rc/2160/pc/-1/c/4/sc/58/p/52175.uts
freeChina1000 (11 months ago)
An used and modified DSLR + 200mm lens + Camera Mounts (e.g. SkyTracker, star adventurer…etc) is a good starting point. You can take nice pictures with this setup and more important, it is affordable.
Travl ON (11 months ago)
Check out Trevors channel on you-tube "AstroBackyard". He has a lot posted and they all are very helpful. I recommend starting with a DSLR camera.
Andrew Proctor (11 months ago)
Loved it!!
jturie (11 months ago)
Sorry I missed it this year...only a 2 hour drive for me. I think I saw two guys from my club in your video. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION---did you sign up for Starfleet????
Gosh, wished I could've gone, thanks for the video, amazing all those toys.
Jazzzyjay (11 months ago)
Sorry to have missed you....
Patrick Prokop (11 months ago)
Looking forward to part 2. Yep, part 1 got me drooling!
DartFrog - Science (11 months ago)
Awesome! Btw. Am I the only one around here having a synta 6" on a paralactic mount? I did not see any of similiar telescopes on the vid :/
James Davis (11 months ago)
Great seeing you there. Nice job sporting the Cherry Springs Star Party shirt!
TommyBoy Packham (11 months ago)
Not jealous at all! Looks amazing...bit far from the UK though 😕 Would be bad for my wallet also. Would end up buying that WO 81! 😋
What exactly do I need to start doing deepsky astrophotography ?
Notts boy24 (11 months ago)
bogdan redis.....thanks for your help but I already have my setup....I was giving TheWanderingAstronomer advice lol ☺ i have a Celestron Nexstar Evolution 9.25" alt/az OTA, i use a Canon 750D Astro Modified DSLR, go to my channel when your free ☺
bogdan redis (11 months ago)
TheWanderingAstronomer 1 most important i find the tracking mount,,if you can track 90-120 seconds a target you will get amazing shots without stacking,you will stack 40 of that you go crazy
bogdan redis (11 months ago)
go with a dslr cheap 10-12mp canon or nikon,if you do not have 1500 euro to spend on a camera just go cheap with a dslr with LIVE WIEW,you will need for focus,i start wth a 100 euro equipment beacouse of trevor,somebody say to keep cheap and learn,now i have a 200mm f5,i cut 1 inch for primary astrography,i have an eq5 with an motor,an dslr nikon 5000,2 baaders,colimator,few adaprors,everything under 700 euros second hand,i will keep this until winter then upgrade
TheWanderingAstronomer 1 (11 months ago)
bogdan redis thanks for the advice
bogdan redis (11 months ago)
Notts boy24 go with a dslr and small telescope,150mm max,try one year,learn to use,do not go with a ccd,you will need laptop,softwers,batery pack, alot of things,learn basic and simple at least one year
RLD_ARTS (1 year ago)
You met the guy from primaluce lab! Their eagle core dslr astrophotography systems look quite promising

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