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Astrophotography Project. You need:. One long exposure city scape One long exposure of sky / constellations One image of an astronomical object seen through a telescope. Camera Basics: Exposure time. Camera Basics: ISO / gain. Camera Basics: Focus. Be prepared!. Get there early

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Astrophotography project

Astrophotography Project

You need

You need:

  • One long exposure city scape

  • One long exposure of sky / constellations

  • One image of an astronomical object seen through a telescope

Camera basics exposure time

Camera Basics: Exposure time

Camera basics iso gain

Camera Basics: ISO / gain

Camera basics focus

Camera Basics: Focus

Be prepared

Be prepared!

  • Get there early

  • Know what time the sun sets

  • Know what constellations, planets, and other astronomical objects will be visible

  • Know WHEN is the best time to image them

  • Know WHERE they’ll be on the sky

Planning observations

Planning observations…

Practice practice practice

Practice Practice Practice!

  • It is easiest to practice with your cityscape.

  • Pick a nice spot away from trees with a clear view of the city

  • Play with taking different exposure lengths, then with ISO, then with focus

  • Find the best way to keep your camera stable

Effects of exposure time

Effects of exposure time

Effects of iso good

Effects of ISO (good!)

Effects oversaturation

Effects: Oversaturation

Effects of iso bad

Effects of ISO (bad!)

Now you can begin tips

Now you can begin! Tips:

  • Once you’ve found the right combination, take minimum 5 pictures of each type. You can always delete them after…

  • For the long exposures, keep your camera stable by holding or propping it up against something solid

  • These will go up in a gallery. Try to find the most unique and awesome astronomical object possible. To do that, look through as many telescopes as possible, and ask people to explain to you what you’re looking at

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