Astro time lapse

Night sky photography : Astro time lapse

Indeed, capturing the night sky is exciting. Especially when you are rewarded with a fairly descent beginner’s result. On August 12 when the meteorite rain was a topic in the news, I knew that this was my momentum to try something new : astrophotography. Although I do not have an intervalometer, 3 other parameters were present, i.e. a good tripod, a wide angle lens and a location with limited light pollution. Some of the challenges were camera shake, focusing difficulty and incorrect exposure time. But, see here the result that I got after enabling some camera options and few trial and error shots. To get the star trail effect I had to stack photos. Nice isn’t it? I’m keen to pursue blue hour and night sky photography.

p.s. the bright stripe on the right hand side of the photo is a falling star / meteorite.






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