I'm going to build my own barn door tripod complete with the adjustable screw to allow for rotation. I need a little help because I'm new to this sort of thing.
Can someone tell me whether the display screen on the digital camera will show the stars on the display screen? The reason I ask is that I pointed the camera up in the sky the other night and only saw a black screen.
I'd also like to know the easiest way to get my first pictures of a star(s) without getting too technical? Can someone tell me how to set my camera to get an easy to do picture of a cluster of stars? I have a Panasonic FZ2. It has all the settings that most of the expensive cameras have like aperture, shutter speed, iso et cetera.,
As I say, I don't know very much about astrophotography, so any help in this area will be appreciated