The Google Pixel 4 offers a range of new and innovative camera features. Some of them are, mainly due to hardware requirements, exclusive to the latest Pixel device but Google has promised to make some others available for older Pixel models.

This has now happened in the case of the Pixel 4 Astrophotography mode. The function had previously been made available for older Pixels via a community-driven development effort but it's now officially supported with older devices in the latest version 7.2 of the Google Camera app. Below are a few sample photos captured with the Astrophotography mode on the Pixel 4:

Users of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 series, including the Pixel 3a, are now able to use the feature after updating to the latest version of the app. The Astrophotography option builds on Google's Night Sight technology and captures and combines several frames to achieve a clean exposure and great detail as well as limited noise levels when photographing the night sky.