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The Guide To Astrophotography With A DLSR

Astrophotography With A DLS

Getting started in Astrophotography is easier than you think but mastering it will take a life time. This is a guide for beginners or people with a small amount of experience. I’ll be focusing on taking pictures with nothing but DSLR cameras and regular lenses. No telescope required!

Deep Sky Astrophotography with a dSLR

In early 2004 Kodak announced it had stopped producing Technical Pan 2415 black-and-white film, widely regarded as the best film for astrophotography. Many of us were left with a choice — either stockpile whatever rolls of Tech Pan we could find, or make the transition into the digital age. At the time I wasn’t ready to invest large sums of money on a CCD camera and the required accessories. While I mulled over these choices, Canon announced an astrophotography version of their popular EOS 20D digital SLR camera. After much contemplation, I decided that this EOS 20Da (S&T: November 2005, page 84) was the best choice for me, and I have never looked back. Read More…

How To Guide: Astrophotography with a DSLR

The only piece of equipment you will need is a tripod. If you have another type of digital camera with a “manual” setting you can still follow along though some of the options I talk about may not be available to you. Later on I will go into some other pieces of gear you can buy that will further enhance your ability to take pictures. Read More…

Astrophotography Tutorial

Astrophotography is a hobby rapidly gaining popularity thanks to the fast advancing CMOS sensor technology. Over a decade ago, the light recording material employed in astrophotography was primarily chemical emulsion. Its low sensitivity makes it very hard to record the weak signal from deep space. In addition, the lack of real-time feedback is a huge source of frustration for beginners. Operational errors such as out-of-focus can only be realized after several nights of hard work after the film is developed. Read More…

Capture Your Own Stunning Images of the Night Sky

As a stargazer, you’ve enjoyed many perfect moments under the night sky. Moments when you glimpsed deep into the exquisite beauty of the universe on a crisp, clear night. Read More…

DSLR for Astrophotography

A DSLR now serves as my dedicated camera for astrophotography, which may be used with typical camera lenses for wide-field shots of celestial objects, or may be mounted onto a telescope for closeup shots of galaxies and nebulas. Read More…

 

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