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#1 Sbiriguda

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

Hello everybody this is my first post

I have no idea of how to start and I don't even know if I have the right gear...very likely not

Anyway I would like to take some pictures to the moon or the stars to get a first idea on how to use the proper settings and which equipment I might need to purchase or photography skills I might have to develop

My setup is:

 

1) Nikon D3100

2) Unknowk lenses (will check)

3) camera remote control with bulb function etc.

4) tripod - the "Weifeng" type here (Italy) marketed under the brand Andoer

 

Do you have a tutorial you would suggest on how to set the camera: time exposure and other settings?

Or maybe you might want to give me some first rough suggestions

Thanks

 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

Trevor Jones has a website called AstroBackyard that has some tutorials you may be interested in.

 

https://astrobackyar...trophotography/

 

Scroll down to just past half way on this page to "Choosing the right exposure" for your application. (Of course read the whole page also later.)

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:12 PM

Hello everybody this is my first post

I have no idea of how to start and I don't even know if I have the right gear...very likely not

Anyway I would like to take some pictures to the moon or the stars to get a first idea on how to use the proper settings and which equipment I might need to purchase or photography skills I might have to develop

My setup is:

 

1) Nikon D3100

2) Unknowk lenses (will check)

3) camera remote control with bulb function etc.

4) tripod - the "Weifeng" type here (Italy) marketed under the brand Andoer

 

Do you have a tutorial you would suggest on how to set the camera: time exposure and other settings?

Or maybe you might want to give me some first rough suggestions

Thanks

You can get many answers from this book.  It's a download, but not free.

 

http://www.astropix....bgda/index.html

 

Your equipment is fine, the book will show you how to use it.  The author is a member here, and very experienced and competent.




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