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Astrophotography is the type of photography specializing in celestial objects such as the sun, moon, stars, and sky.

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Why is the earth not overexposed in this star photo from the ISS?

The NASA Image of the day on August 6, 2020, is this picture titled "A Starry Sky Above the Earth's Atmospheric Glow": (Source and full resolution Image) When looking at this photo, I ...
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Do you have to account for crop factor in the NPF rule?

The NPF rule is somewhat more "advanced" and more accurate than the 600 or 500 rule for astrophotography - both the latter tend to still produce star trails as camera resolution increased in ...
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How can you stack Photos of a meteor shower?

I plan shooting the Perseids meteor shower this August. It is my first time photographing a meteor shower. This is the gear I will be using Nikon D5300 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 Kit lens A tripod (of course) ...
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Why do I need a telescope for astrophotography?

I understand visually that through a telescope, deep space objects, planets, etc, look much "better" than through a DSLR lens. However, I fail to find a good, technical reason why is this ...
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Focussing on a star with wide angle 14mm lens

Has anyone discovered a better way than trial and error to focus on a star - (for Milky Way Astrophotography)? I am using a Canon 5D Mk2 with a 14-40mm lens at 14mm. My Settings are ISO 12800 and ...
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How to better enhance this star field image using Photoshop?

I have a bunch of images I took this night with my binoculars and my phone camera attached to it (8 second exposures using OpenCamera). The light from the city and from the Moon made the background ...
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Need some help with astro photography

I'm just getting into photography and I'm interested in landscape, astro and macro photography. Because of the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), I tried to make some pictures during the night, but I think ...
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Dark Frames for Long Exposure on a tracker?

I have come across the concept of dark and bias frames for astrophotography recently. Usually, I exposes my shot for 15+ minutes on a star tracker at ISO=320. I take around 5-8 shots a night and I ...
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Why does the NEOWISE comet appear green on my photos?

Last night, I took some pictures of the NEOWISE comet. To my surprise, the comet has a greenish colour on all of them, e.g. this one which I've enlarged a bit: (click to show the original image) When ...
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How to reduce large, agressive color noise?

I tried to shoot an image of Comet C/2020 F3 last night. My settings were ISO 6400, f/5.6 and Shutter speed 2 seconds at 175mm on a MFT camera. As expected, there is a lot of noise, so I planned to ...
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What camera features do I need to take a clear picture of NEOWISE?

My current digital camera is a Nikon Coolpix L110. Several years ago, I took pictures of a lunar eclipse. The pictures weren't what I wanted. The moon was a featureless white disk with and there was a ...
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Is it possible to take ASTRO photography with Nikon 5600

I am using Nikon D5600 with Kit lens 18-55mmF 3.5 to 5. Is it possible take astro photography with this gear. If possible suggest me the camera settings
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How can I use the 200 seconds exposure time in Raspberry Pi HQ camera?

I would like to use the Raspberry pi HQ camera for astrophotography. I have read in the answers and comments on this question that I should be able to use a maximum exposure time of 200 seconds. This ...
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Need advice on buying a landscape lens

My camera is Canon 6D Mk 2 (full frame). I already have Canon 24–70 mm f/4 and Tamron 70–210 mm f/4 lenses and I'm planning to get a landscape lens in the range of 10–24 mm. I want to shoot astro ...
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM for night landscapes and possible astrophotography

Does anyone have any experience with the Canon 10-18 used specifically for night landscapes or for doubling in Astro photography? I already understand it is a slow lens, and obviously not the first ...
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Is there any way to increase the limit of exposure time on a Canon EOS M50?

I would be interested in using my Canon EOS M50 for astrophotography, however I would like to take longer exposures than the 30 second limit. Is there any way to increase this limit beyond 30 seconds ...
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Unsmooth Star Trails

My setup: Peak Design Carbon Fiber Tripod Sony A7r4 + Sony GM 16-35 lens shooting at 16mm ISO 640, f/3.5, 30 seconds Camera set to continuous shooting mode Remote shot for 1+ hours continuously ...
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Do I need to wait for new moon to get a Milky Way photograph?

I know that similar questions have been answered, but this is very specific. I know that I need as much darkness as possible, and hence the recommendation for new moon days. But, would you get the ...
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lunar photos with telescope

So I have a Nikon D5500 and want to take an image of the moon, I also have an 8inch telescope too. My issue is when the camera is coupled to the telescope the moon takes up more than the frame, so its ...
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Taking picture every x seconds [duplicate]

I would like to make star trails picture and I saw that one good way to do so is to take picture every like 30 seconds and them stack them all. I have Sony a6500 camera. Is there a way to set this in ...
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Forcing shot of night sky [duplicate]

I want shots of the night sky with my Nikon D5600. Even in bulb mode and on manuel, and on a tripod, I can’t get the shutter to open. I just get that annoying “subject is too dark” message! I set ...
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Program that can apply calibration frames to individual subs - Astrophotography

With Deepskystacker or similar programs it's easy to add calibration frames which are applied to the final output image after stacking all your subs, however I would like to apply them to each sub to ...
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How do I prevent intensive red noise on a deep-sky photo?

This is a fragment of my recent photo of the pinwheel galaxy (M 101): As you can see in this enlarged (200%) detail, the image is full of red noise, which makes all red objects (M 101 has several ...
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New Pi camera - any good for Astrophotography?

So, the Pi Foundation have released a new camera, https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-product-raspberry-pi-high-quality-camera-on-sale-now-at-50/ Some specs: 12.3 megapixel Sony IMX477 sensor 1.55μm ...
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Slow moving object whilst photographing Lyrids

I just wonder if anyone could shed any light on this puzzle. Two nights ago whilst I was out photographing the Lyrids meteor shower from the UK something else showed up on my images when I checked ...
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How much does the Moon affect astrophotography?

We all know that the Moon provides natural light pollution, which is best to be avoided when taking pictures of the night sky. However, I am curious, can you still get good photos with the moon in the ...
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Taking a picture of Starlink satellites

I really want to take pictures of Starlink satellites, but I am fairly new to this kind of photography so I have a few questions. I am using a Nikon d3400 and a tripod obviously. What is the best ...
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Why did this happen? [closed]

I was filming Venus, and this was happening from time to time. Any explanation?
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What is the max. exposure time when using an iOptron Pro mount with a EOS 70D & telephoto lens?

I've recently replaced my old Vixen Polarie mount with an iOptron Pro for photographing deep-sky objects. However, when trying to make a shot of the M 101 galaxy, all the objects on my pic were motion-...
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Will stacking more images produce more detail in this galaxy photo?

I've just started doing a bit of astrophotography and finally after the third night of trying I found my target, the Whirlpool galaxy. I'm pleased I've managed to capture it but I'm looking into how I ...
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Is my Canon setup good enough for Astrophotography [closed]

To start off I'm totally new to Astrophotography. So I got a old camera from my grandpa. its the Canon EOS 50D. with as lens the: CANON EF-S 18-200MM IS F/3.5-5.6 But I'm not sure how capable it is ...
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Why are the star trails in Richard Angle's photos of a SpaceX launch and landing so non-uniform?

Teslarati's SpaceX just expanded the envelope of rocket recovery with 50th booster landing includes some beautiful examples of Richard Angle's work portraying time and motion and physical processes. ...
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Is it necessary to have a tripod and remote to take pictures of a starry sky? [duplicate]

Also, does the exposure time change if the camera is shaken and it has to focused again? I did have an ISO of 3200 and shutter speed of 1/125. All I obtained was a dark sky. Its the first time I went ...
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How to mount a Lumix G7 with Panasonic H-FS 1442A lens to 1.25" telescope

I have a Lumix G7 with a Panasonic H-FS 1442A and I want to mount it to a telescope with a 1.25" eyepiece size. I know I can get a Micro Four Thirds adapter and mount it straight to the telescope, ...
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Does offset from the axis cause problems in barn door trackers? [duplicate]

I am thinking of building a Barn door tracker for some basic Astrophotography. I have seen some of the builds by people such as this. In all builds I have seen, Camera is mounted few inches away from ...
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Is it possible to capture the Milky Way with a planetary camera?

The camera I'm using is the ZWO ASI120MCS. Is it possible for me to capture the Milky Way? If yes, then what is the settings? The optical tube I'm using is the Celestron TravelScope 70.
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Would it be safe to mount a metal adapter to my cameras hot shoe or would I risk damaging it by short?

Today I received a red dot finder wich I intent to use with 500-1000mm lenses. It turned out that it has a metal cold shoe, may I mount this on my Sony A7 or would I risk some damage by shorting ...
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What should I look for in a camera for Night Sky Photography?

I am a beginner and planning to buy a mirror less camera for Night Sky Photography. Here are some questions I have while considering what camera to buy. My max budget for body only is around $1000. ...
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Can motorized “panorama/timelapse” tripod heads be used as astro trackers?

Motorized tripod heads, like the Mantona Turnaround or Movo Photo MTP-11, seem to be popular and inexpensive currently. Can these be used as an alternative to expensive sky tracking mounts for ...
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Nikon D3500 vs Canon EOS T7 [closed]

I'm going to buy my first DSLR camera mainly for astrophotography and some panoramic photography. I will probably buy the Nikon D3500 but I don't understand why the Canon T7 is more expensive than the ...
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How accessible is gas hypersensitisation today?

Gas hypersensitisation, as you may know, is a method which was regularly used by astrophotographers. It included baking or soaking a film in a gas mixture, with this gas oftentimes being nitrogen. ...
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Milky Way with a cell phone, how is this possible?

The 9to5Google article Exclusive: Official Pixel 4 camera samples show astrophotography, selfies, more [Gallery] shows some surprisingly nice (at least to me) photos of the Milky Way. Every phone ...
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Difference in light between new moon night and adjacent nights

I want to photograph bioluminescence in a remote area without light pollution. A dark sky is key. The only light would be from the moon and the stars, so I'm aiming for the next new moon (fortunately ...
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How do I capture northern lights? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon d3400 with kit lens 18-55 mm af-p DX. What is the right camera settings for northern lights photography?
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Will using drizzle for wide field milky way photography provide much benefit?

I don't own a tracker or telescope so the only astrophotography I do is occasional milky way wide fields. Usually 20-30 images taken at wide angle and then aligned and stacked using Deep Sky Stacker. ...
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Reflected Earth is 1/3 the size of primary Earth in Apollo footage through spacecraft window; why?

In the video Brian Eno on Apollo at 08:20 there is Apollo-era movie footage of the Earth seen through the window of a spacecraft. In addition to the primary, large and overexposed half-full Earth ...
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How do I get the stars in focus with my astrophotography setup? [duplicate]

Hey I've problem with blurred stars when I shoot stars with my Canon 700D with EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens I've set up with 10-20 second shutter speeds and ISO settings from 400-1600. I try on f/1.8 and ...
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Why exactly do “CMOS astrophotographers” prefer CMOS sensors?

This answer to How can I avoid star trails without an expensive tracking mount? is consistent with this answer to What is synthetic tracking, and why would a 35 cm Earth imager be 10-30x better than ...
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Long exposures create red noisy glow.. but only with one of my lenses. Why?

I recently started having a problem with long exposure (30 sec +) photos having a pattern of red noise. The problem started in the middle of a camping trip - long exposure pictures looked fine one ...
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How do the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 and Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 AF compare for astrophotography?

I'm trying to choose a lens for astrophotography with Sony A7. Although I choose it for astro, I also want it to function as a normal landscape lens. So I try not to go far wide like Samyang 14mm f/2....

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