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Old 01-21-2018, 09:11 PM   #1
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Give me some pointers on how to get good pics of stars, Milky Way, etc

Or point me in the right direction to read up on it

Yes I know I could google it but more interested in TBH tutoring
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:21 PM   #2
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High ISO
Turn on long exposure noise reduction if your camera has it
Use a wide aperture like 2.8
Don't expose over 25 seconds or so as the stars will move in that amount of time
Use a tripod
Mirror lock-up helps to reduce camera shake due to shutter opening and closing
A remote would be very helpful though the self timer will work too

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Old 01-21-2018, 09:22 PM   #3
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Take pictures at night!! Point camera up!!!


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Old 01-21-2018, 10:24 PM   #4
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High ISO

Turn on long exposure noise reduction if your camera has it

Use a wide aperture like 2.8

Don't expose over 25 seconds or so as the stars will move in that amount of time

Use a tripod

Mirror lock-up helps to reduce camera shake due to shutter opening and closing

A remote would be very helpful though the self timer will work too



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Awesome Casey!!!


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Old 01-22-2018, 06:27 AM   #5
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Take pictures at night!! Point camera up!!!


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I tried that, didn't work

Thanks Casey
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:45 PM   #6
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Everything Casey said but I put the iso way down to reduce noise/static stuff. But I'm using a t5i so not the best iso. Also shoot when there is no moon and away from cities/towns. If no remot then use the timer. But remotes are like 15-20 bucks on Amazon
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:51 PM   #7
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Everything Casey said but I put the iso way down to reduce noise/static stuff. But I'm using a t5i so not the best iso. Also shoot when there is no moon and away from cities/towns. If no remot then use the timer. But remotes are like 15-20 bucks on Amazon
I agree, follow Casey’s lead. I usually use ISO 800 as a starting point, and then adjust as needed. Usually 800 is a good place to be(for me anyway). I shoot in manual mode, drop the F stop as low as your lens will go, dial in to 800 ISO, and will start around 5-10 second SS. That should get you in the ballpark.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:42 PM   #8
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These are some awesome pics


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Old 02-28-2018, 06:39 AM   #9
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Wide angle and small F #?
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:12 PM   #10
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Google "Lonely Speck"
Also look up Dark Sky Finder

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Old 03-02-2018, 08:06 PM   #11
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This site will keep you busy for a while....

https://www.davemorrowphotography.com/
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:42 PM   #13
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https://www.davemorrowphotography.com/
He’s amazing! I watch his YouTube videos as soon as he releases them
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:24 AM   #14
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High ISO

Turn on long exposure noise reduction if your camera has it

Use a wide aperture like 2.8

Don't expose over 25 seconds or so as the stars will move in that amount of time

Use a tripod

Mirror lock-up helps to reduce camera shake due to shutter opening and closing

A remote would be very helpful though the self timer will work too



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Awesome pics!
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Old 03-06-2018, 03:38 AM   #15
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This site will keep you busy for a while....

https://www.davemorrowphotography.com/
Thanks for sharing this link.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:33 AM   #16
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:46 PM   #17
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:26 PM   #18
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great pics
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:27 PM   #19
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Anybody have a preference on the remote shutter release? Lots of them on amazon and it’s hard to tell which ones are decent.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:37 PM   #20
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My little brother has taken the hobby of viewing and picture taking of stars and planets to another level. If you are in need of any equipment related to this you ought to check out his website alpineastro.com
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:43 PM   #21
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Here is a link to a site that I used to get me started shooting shots of the Milky Way.

https://kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-...-milky-way.htm

hope this helps.
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