- Anyone with a digital camera can take amazing night sky photos from a dark site, such as the rural North Pennines:
- Digital cameras are very much more sensitive than film was
- But you do need dark skies, unpolluted by street lights
- I will demonstrate what can be done and how to get started:
- Stage 1 - With just a camera held fixed
- Stage 2 - Then putting the camera on a motorised tripod
- Stage 3 - Then photographing through a telescope
- I will concentrate on "deep sky" objects - outside the solar system.
Sun, Moon and planets require different techniques
Deep sky objects are generally faint and often rather fuzzy. Many of them are called "nebulae". Nebula is Latin for a cloud, plural nebulae.
One faint fuzzy type of object that is still within the solar system is the comet. Comets can be photographed using the techniques covered in this talk.