How to nail focus for DSLR astrophotography?
I don't know if D5100 is right camera for this kind of stuff, but I would like to shoot night sky covering moon, stars and if any clouds lit by moon light or dawning sun.
But when I attempt to snap the shutter, the cam tries to auto-focus, but it wont hit a focus point and hence it wont capture the image.
One (silly) thing I can try is, put something close in foreground, and get night sky in background. But since focus is on foreground, background is all blurred out and I can barely see the moon, forget about stars.
Any suggestions? I have 18-55 & 55-200 lenses, with VR.
I think it is auto-focus only. Is it?