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Mar 05, 2010 19:21 |  #1

So I dont have a telescope, and really no money to invest in one. Ive always loved space, and love looking at the pictures here that you guys take. I want to try my hand at it. Would I be able to at least do star trails with my gear? Im gonna go out and try some shots tonight and see how they turn out. Any help and info is appreciated!:cool:


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Mar 07, 2010 19:52 |  #2

All you are missing is a tripod.

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Mar 08, 2010 09:54 |  #3

Star trails are probably the simplest things to do. As long as you can get at least 10 seconds or so per exposure, then just stick your camera on a tripod, point up, and shoot. Some people at very dark sites prefer a single exposure, (20 minutes+ at wide angles is good), some prefer to shoot lots of shorter exposures and stack them on top of each other to simulate the trail effect. (Free sofrware at www.startrails.de (external link) handles this nicely).

Things to note; If you're shooting with a DLSR, turn on Burst Mode, turn off mirror-lockup, turn off In-Camera-Noise-Reduction, and if you've got a remote shutter release, lock it down and get shooting. :)


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