Astrophotography

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Barnzee, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of experimenting with astrophotography. Moons, planets, stars, that kind of stuff.

    Anyone here ever dabbled?

    I was also thinking of doing some night time, time lapse photography as well. I watched some awesome milky way horizon time lapses on youtube and I want to give it a try.

    Anyone have any suggestions on equipment I'll need?
     
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    What type of camera do you have now? Or do you need all the equipment?
     
  3. jammiefreerider macrumors regular

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    Heres an awesome blog post from a friend of mine about her shoot at an observatory using a special mount to shoot stars.

    camilla stoddart photography
     
  4. gameface macrumors 6502

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    Start here: http://www.astropix.com/

    And here: http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/TOC_AP.HTM

    I asked an aquiantance that does absolutely brilliant work how to get started and this was his lengthy reply. Hope it helps.

    One of his more recent images. The guy does amazing work.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. nickXedge macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Check out these threads...

    Mostly Moon Photography

    Other types of Astrophotography
     
  6. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    Great Thread

    I share the same interest! :) I enjoy all of the astro-photos in the forum. Also, I am glad you asked these questions, because mine are similar. I have a feeling that the initial investment for equipment may be overwhelming. I may be wrong though.

    To all the forum members who replied, I will read all the attached documents, Thank You.
     
  7. Barnzee thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow great articles! thanks guys!

    I think i'm going to start out with the simple DSLR and Tripod method first as I already own a Rebel T2i and a tripod. the only thing that sucks is I live in the Pacific Northwest Seattle area and its always overcast out here.

    Soon as I get some decent Pics I'll post them here.
     
  8. munkees macrumors 65816

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    this next week should be clearer.
     

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