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ToddH

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Can’t find an answer… but Does night mode expose longer in iOS 15? Currently 30”, is it up to 1 minute yet? All I’m able to locate is how you can turn night mode off..
 

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Anyone??? It’s a simple question.. yes or no
Make sure Night Mode is active then:

Bring the iPhone into a dark area or dim environment to activate Night Mode camera as usual.

Be sure Night Mode is active (as signified by the moon icon in Camera app), then tap on the moon icon.

Swipe to adjust on the time length slider that appears along the shutter button in camera. Read the max. value. That’s your maximal exposure.
 
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ToddH

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Make sure Night Mode is active then:

Bring the iPhone into a dark area or dim environment to activate Night Mode camera as usual.

Be sure Night Mode is active (as signified by the moon icon in Camera app), then tap on the moon icon.

Swipe to adjust on the time length slider that appears along the shutter button in camera. Read the max. value. That’s your maximal exposure.
Yes I know how to use it, I am asking the iOS 15 beta users if the software allows more than 30” of exposure. I heard rumors of longer exposure times for night mode. iOS 15 may allow that or it’s only going to be longer on the iPhone 13. 30” is currently the longest I can expose with iOS 14.7.1

Two shots of the Milky Way taken with Apple ProRAW and a 30” exposure…. I’m hoping iOS 15 will allow up to one minute or longer so I can get better looking astrophotos. Has anyone checked night mode on iOS 15??

thank you

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Yes I know how to use it, I am asking the iOS 15 beta users if the software allows more than 30” of exposure. I heard rumors of longer exposure times for night mode. iOS 15 may allow that or it’s only going to be longer on the iPhone 13. 30” is currently the longest I can expose with iOS 14.7.1

Two shots of the Milky Way taken with Apple ProRAW and a 30” exposure…. I’m hoping iOS 15 will allow up to one minute or longer so I can get better looking astrophotos. Has anyone checked night mode on iOS 15??

thank you

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I cannot help as I am not running the beta, sorry. But holy hell, those shots are amazing!
Do you use an app or similar to track the exact direction to shoot?
 

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I cannot help as I am not running the beta, sorry. But holy hell, those shots are amazing!
Do you use an app or similar to track the exact direction to shoot?
Thanks for the compliment!! I do have an app for the night sky, but I didn’t need it for these shots. The Milky Way is huge, you can’t miss it. However you do need a dark sky to see it in all of its glory. I took these from a fairly dark location, too much light pollution where I live, therefore it’s barely visible. I’ve been interested in astronomy since 1988 (yeah I’m old, 51) so objects in the sky are easy for me to find. Sky Safari Pro is what I use. I used it a lot when I had my big telescope, a 20” dobsonian.

Are the skies heavily light polluted where you live? If so try to get to a dark location to where the stars jump out at you and you’ll see the Milky Way fairly easily. It will be all across the sky from the southwest to northeast. The star chart below shows the Milky Way around 9:00 pm central time and you can see that the moon is close by which means the Milky Way will be less visible as a result because of the moons brightness. Set your iPhone on a tripod and use night mode to get a 30” exposure. If you are an Apple ProRAW user, that will improve the quality of the image. Even if the sky isn’t super dark, you’ll still get a glimpse of the Milky Way. Let me know if you have any other questions.
The other star shots attached were taken with my Nikon and Sony cameras with a 105mm and 135mm lenses from Fort Davis, Texas where the skies are really dark. And a photo of me 10 years ago with the 20” telescope

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