Telescope manufacturer Celestron has produced a calendar you can download for free. It covers the most important celestial events in 2020. The calendar even comes with a Deep Sky Checklist.
A growing number of photographers are discovering the joys of night photography, thanks to Instagram and the much-improved camera sensors. To stand under a clear starry sky is utterly magical. I so vividly well remember the first time I captured the milky way. To see it in-camera made a massive impression on me. I was hooked.
My most magical encounter with the milky way to date was about two years ago. My wife and I spent almost two weeks in the Maldives. The milky way I captured there is so incredibly different from the version we get here, in the southern parts of Norway. Contrast, colors, and how it stood out in the night sky almost left me in disbelief.
According to the calendar, the two first major events are the supermoons in February and March. The Perseids, the best meteor shower, is due August 12. In between full moons, supermoons, and meteor showers, you will have plenty of opportunities to shoot the milky way.
The calendar is so beautifully made that it is worth the effort to print out. You can download the calendar here.
P.S. if you are just interested in photographing the Milky Way, there is a detailed calendar for shooting the Milky Way here.
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