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Things that's catch you out, from recent experience and echoing some of the above. As all the photographic setting's side has been pretty much covered... This is primarily assuming your going to be shooting somewhere quite cold and a remote dark location. Take a second camera! Beg, Borrow, Hire a second camera, if anything like me you travel thousands of ...
Even though the distance of various stars from your camera on Earth can vary by astronomical distances, they are all far enough away that the light from them enters your lens as collimated rays. This means you don't need much depth of field because the lens must be focused to precisely infinity for any and all of them to be in sharpest focus. The reason the ...
You don't need to use the widest aperture. In fact, in many cases, using the widest aperture for astrophotography can result in very poor quality stars. If you are doing wide field untracked imaging (i.e. milky way imaging), then you can usually get away with using maximum aperture, and the larger aperture allows you to use shorter exposures, which reduces ...
Widest apertures allows you to capture more light, and using a wide angle lens, the depth of field is considerably bigger. And if you focus at infinity, basically nothing will be out of focus. ;)
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