Questions tagged [astrophotography]

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

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Can I photograph a meteor shower with a Nikon 18-55mm kit lens?

As the Perseid Meteor Shower is due in few days, I am researching about methods and techniques of how to photograph the meteors. This is going to be my first astrophotography ever. My equipment is a ...
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Capturing astro photography with D7100

I just bought a Nikon D7100, with the basic kit lens 18-105mm. I was wondering, if I can capture stars or milky way with it. Will the answer to this question work for me? As it says 24mm on f/2. Also ...
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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 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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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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Is this color-correction explanation of images from a lunar lander gobbledegook?

There are many asking why the Chang'e-4 images of the (far side of the) Moon's surface have an reddish-orange hue. In this answer I suggest that the camera may not use a traditional human-matched ...
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How to get Canon 1200D quantum efficency plot?

I've searched quantum efficency of Canon 1200D and I found some images like here: http://www.deep-sky.co.uk/imaging/dslr/dslr.htm . How these people get quantum efficency plots for mentioned Canon 40D?...
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What are some general rules for astrophotography?

What are the generally accepted guidelines for iso, f-stop, aperture, etc. that help take better pictures of the stars? In the past I've mostly used a small webcam that fits over the eyepiece of my ...
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How do I manually focus a Nikon DX AF-P lens without focus markings to infinity?

I just bought a Nikon D5300 with dual lens kit. The AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G VR has no button for A/M focus control, and no indicator for focus distance. I want to start doing night photography and ...
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Can not see anything on Live View screen

I am using a Nikon D3300 camera with Liveview on my 8SE telescope. Using a 25x eyepiece to look at planets. Can not seem to find anything in the liveview. What am I doing incorrectly?
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How long does it take for a celestial object to move across the field of view of a 32 mm SuperView eyepiece?

How much time will an object (star, galaxy, nebula, cluster) take to transit from one end of a 32 mm SuperView eyepiece to the other end of it to go out of the field of view when a DSLR is connected ...
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Telescopic view [duplicate]

How do they make the sun or moon appear so big in backgrounds of some images?
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How can I tell what focal length a zoom lens was set to for a photo of the moon?

It appears that neither the Sony 55-210 mm f/4.5-6.3 nor the Canon EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 reports the actual focal length to the camera: both cameras' metadata show the lens but report the focal length ...
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astrophotography with Nikon D3300 is possible? [duplicate]

i have Nikon D3300 DSLR with Nikon 18-55mm (VR2) lens and i want to shoot astrophotos. i wanna know if this possible with my camera or lens and if not , what should i upgrade ? and what to ? ...
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Can you take a picture of a milky way on a canon EOS 300?

I really want to take a picture of the Milky Way using my camera. I'm not sure if it is able to pick it up? The lens I am currently using is a Canon EF 55-200mm. Should I be able to this?
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Can an M42 mount be used to attach an A-mount Sony camera to a NexStar telescope?

Do the NexStar-series telescopes allow for a camera to be attached using an M42 adapter?
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Tips for photographing long star trails [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for landscape+stars photography? I need some tips and tricks for photographing long star trails. Some of the questions I am thinking about are: What aperture/ISO? If ...
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Can the new High Quality Raspberry Pi camera be used for auto guiding in astrophotography? With what settings?

I've seen some have been successful at using the new Raspberry Pi HQ camera for astrophotography. In particular, one answer suggested that noise was greatly improved by setting the analog gain to its ...
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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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Which lens is recommendable for landscape astro photos with Sony A7Riii? [duplicate]

The new Sony A7R III has a 42 megapixel sensor and both a really good resolution and overall photo quality. But it is also challenging the lenses. So far, there is only one ultra-wide angle lens for ...
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Which compact camera to buy for starry skies, city lights and close ups? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera that has all the common features e.g. portrait, landscape, video etc. But can also allow me to take pictures of stars and city lights, and will allow close ...
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Noise reduction before or after deconvolution?

NR before or after sharpening has been asked and answered, but deconvolution is much more complicated than simple USM. Many deconvolution algorithms have their own methods of handling noise, so I'm ...
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Astrophotography-what wrong I am doing here?

I am beginner in photography.I clicked this photo in RAW, f3.5, ISO1000, S15", Manual focus without tripod.Lens: Nikon AF-P 18-55mm. I think it is out of focus. I varied ISO from 1000-2500. Shutter ...
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Which is better for Astrophotography when we compare Canon 70D and Canon 760D

I have Canon 1200D and now I am more interested towards astrophotography. I am confused between which one to go for. Canon 70D or Canon 760D. Lens I hold: 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8 STM, 55-250mm IS II ...
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Xiaomi Redmi 4A astrophotography [duplicate]

i own a Xiaomi Redmi 4A smartphone and i have access to fairly dark site to observe the night sky.I would like to know if it is possible to get a good photo of the milky way. (f/2.2 , I can choose ...
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Photos get noisy when uploaded to either photoshop or Lightroom

I'm facing one thing that is very frustrating. Every time that I upload long exposure images to either photoshop or lightroom, they get blue and red specs,and when I export them (no matter which ...
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shooting night sky photos with nikon d3300 [duplicate]

I want to shoot night sky photos. I have a Nikon D3300 DSLR with 50mm f/1.8D lens. I have a tripod , and a timer cord. Is my gear good enough to shoot night sky photos? Is there anything more I ...
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why do I have red dots all over the foreground of my stars long exposure shot [duplicate]

I have a 60D and have never had this problem before although I have never set the exposure for 30 minutes I am so disappointed its a great shot
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What lens should I use for astrophotography?

I am looking for a lens for my Canon 550D for astrophotography. What lens would be suitable for it? Thank you
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What lenses can capture pictures of the moon, stars, and landscape best? [closed]

I am wondering what lenses you would recommend that work best in both dark environments and for landscape. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5, and I'm just looking for something to capture mostly the moon ...
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time-lapse photograh

when i have a sequence of individual pictures, how can I create a single frame like this? My tools are GIMP and/or Darktable. Kindly help.
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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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Is it true that UFOs or extraterrestrial beings that are not seen by human eyes can be captured by photo? [closed]

I heard that if we take photos of the sky then we can get photos of UFOs or extraterrestrial beings. Is it true ?

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