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Old 22-09-2010, 07:42 AM
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NEWB - what do i need??

I want to get into astrophotography.
complete newb.
so what do i need, i'm a student so funds are restricted.
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Old 24-09-2010, 02:56 PM
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Hi Chantelle,

the first thing you need is: an idea of what you want to achieve
second: a camera that suits the purpose
third: rigid a mount
fourth: the darkest skies possible

i.e.: a point and shoot camera on a tripod somewhere in rural Australia. set it to maximum exposure time and maximum wide angle with 2sec shutter delay. What you get is constellations, the milky way or the moon.

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Old 24-09-2010, 05:47 PM
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...and there's always the home made tangent arm, if you want to do some wide field long exposures.

What sort of camera do you currently have?
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