How to take pictures of the stars at night with the nx200

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: How to take pictures of the stars at night with the nx200
In reply to monkeybrain, Feb 4, 2013

Not familiar with NX200 as I use Fuji XE1 and Nikon D800E.

Nightscapes you shoot widest aperture, fastest F ratio (unless coma and chromatic aberration but most lenses F2.8 are ok), highest ISO and 30 seconds. Long exposure noise reduction on, white balance to around 4200K. Shoot in RAW. 14mm full frame focal length works well. 50mm equivalent full frame focal length is too long. Keep it 24mm or less full frame equivalent focal length unless you use a mount or keep exposures down to 15 seconds or less.

Vixen Polarie is not that expensive and is a very portable mount that runs off a few batteries.

ISO100 even with 30 seconds will give a very very dim image. I shoot at ISO6400 usually.

I believe Samyang 8mm F2.8 fisheye works well for this work.

Greg.

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