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Another photography thread. Couldnt filter out one about space.
Ive been really interested in shooting space for a long time. So tonight i perched myself with the laptop inside and put my canon outside pointed to the stars. I had a lot of trouble finding a suiting lense and even more trouble with correct setting.
Cant really find a proper site for this that doesnt wanna sell me a book rather than show me details. Anyone tried this and could tip me of?
And yeah, im just shooting with the camera + lense right now. No telecopes or anything.
manual setting infinity focal length.
point camera straight up.
no lights around.
60 minute exposure.
i understand i need to get some filters
Don't you need to use a telescope too?
digital telescope to laptop..?
a telescope with a camera body mount seems to bee what you need. or a really long exposure to get anything up there.
id like to try everything. it just really hard to get something as clear as possible and with low noise.
Have you tried on flickr user groups?
If you like the star trails, a tripod, wide lens and dark skies will work. For long exposures you'll need a locking cable release (on ebay for about $20) and bulb setting in manual mode.
If you're looking to keep the star field sharp you'll need some sort of tracking motor, check with your local astronomy club for recommendations.
Any shots in a night sky are going to be on the order of an hour or so
I have a 500d and a 20d here. Going to try some other combinations tonight if it clears up. this was really intresting
Space photos are the gnarliest.