Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

Learn how to take photos of the night sky, constellations, and deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula in this beginner’s guide to astrophotography, with Lee and Ross of the Live Science Team.

This video was presented by: Ross Exton & Lee Pullen
Produced by Ross Exton & Seamus Foley

Find out more about At-Bristol: http://at-bristol.org.uk

We took our “Astrophotos” using the following settings, but feel free to experiment and let us know how you got on…

STAR TRAILS

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Focal length: 300mm Aperture: f5.6 ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 120 seconds

THE MOON

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Focal length: 300mm Aperture: f5.6 ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/100th second

JUPITER AND MOONS

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Focal length: 280mm Aperture: f5.6 ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1 second

PLEIADES

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Focal length: 300mm Aperture: f5.6 ISO: 1250 (high ISO shot was 6400) Shutter speed: 1.3 seconds

GEMINI AND JUPITER

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED Focal length: 42mM Aperture: f2.8 ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 20 seconds

ORION AND TAURUS

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED Focal length: 42mm Aperture: f2.8 ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 15 seconds

ORION NEBULA

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Focal length: 155mm Aperture: f4.5 ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 2 seconds

Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography

Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

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