Does anyone care to say an LX7 can't do astro?

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Erik Ohlson
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Re: Does anyone care to say an LX7 can't do astro?

Although the OP's photo of the night sky is interesting, I'm afraid I do not see much relevance to "Astro" photography in it aside from imaging a few stars.

I did a somewhat similar shot 7 years ago in December, 2006 with my TZ1, handheld (no HDR or special "Night Shot")

Orion & Canis Major, TZ1:

Two years later, on the spur of the moment while walking the dog, I put my TZ3 on a fencepost with the pocket-sized "Ultrapod" and self-timer, and aimed it - at full zoom - toward Jupiter, low in the western sky.

Heavily cropping the resulting shot, I had got Jupiter ('way overexposed) and several of it's moons:

The photo IS blurred a bit in this: [\] direction, by the movement of the earth in the one-second exposure, and I remind you, it is heavily cropped.

Yes, these Panasonic cameras do very well, indeed

And then, there is a pretty amazing shot my sister took - handheld on a moving ship at sea - of a total solar eclipse in 2005 with my tiny Minolta Xi.

The Sun (Moon) and Venus, 1 PM local time, Venus below & right of the sun:

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