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Introduction to Astrophotography

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A) I’m a photography… nut/fan/hobbyist

B) I’m an astronomy/space fan

so…. when I found this article on Astrophotography I was pleased.

Photography of the night sky can be an extremely rewarding hobby revealing the spectacular beauty of nature and wonders of the universe.

It can be as simple as a camera mounted on a tripod, or as complicated as you want to make it with liquid-cooled CCD cameras, robotically controlled telescopes, and computer-enhanced images.

Although astrophotography is a very easy hobby in which to get started on a simple level, it can be difficult to master at its highest level. You must be prepared to spend the time learning the craft.

But, don’t let this discourage you. Start out easy, shoot some star-trails with camera on tripod. Advance to piggyback photography and finally prime-focus astrophotography.

[From Introduction to Astrophotography]

FYI: I’ve made note before of other astro-photography projects I want to try.

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April 26th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

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