I’ve been surfing the web looking for information about fixed tripod astrophotography. I can across a website call Astropix ran by Jerry Lodriguss. That website showcased a bunch of constellation pictures that looked incredible. The author said that you don’t really need a tracking mount for these pictures because star trails should not be a [...]
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Here are more pictures from another night of observing in Montana. First, a scenic moon shot to pass the time.
The next thing I wanted to do is to take a picture of a constellation closest to the North celestrial pole to see if it would minimize star trails. The obvious target is the little dipper [...]
I was in Yellowstone for a week and stayed in West Yellowstone most of the time. They did not exaggerate one bit when they call Montana “Big Sky” country. The skies are blue, cloudless and you almost see from one end of the horizon to the other end. I spent a few nights outside with [...]
There is a branch in astrophotography call wide field fixed tripod astrophotography. It is probably the simplest form of astrophotography there is. The target of wide field fixed tripod astrophotography are, well, big objects like constellations and the Milky Way. All you need to start fixed tripod astrophotography is a tripod and a camera that’ll [...]