Best DSLR or ILC for Night Sky Imaging?

Started Nov 8, 2017 | Questions thread
OP landscaper1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,479
Re: Best DSLR or ILC for Night Sky Imaging?

Trollmannx wrote:

Why not just use what you have and get the feet wet.

Guess the most important factor to succeed in nightscapes and astrophotography is practice, practice, practice...

You have a great Canon camera, you have a tripod and most likely a timer remote too. Just get ouside, enjoy the night and have fun and experiment wildly.

For a humble start: Wide angle lens, full aperture, ISO1600 and 1 to 30sec exposures. Choose your own road from there...

In my case beeing outside is the most important factor (love the night), grabbing those precious images come second. Getting both is great!

Moon and earthshine - starting out with moonscapes is a simple way to get into starscapes.

You mean like this ...

or this ...

or this?

I think my feet are fairly wet already.  My OP was aimed at learning whether a different camera might lead to some improvement.  Now I know better.

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