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    Default found a great read whilst on nightshift



    as many know i enjoy taking pics of the stars and planets hence i had bought a new camera (sx50 to restrictive) and the Skywatcher 127.
    well the 127 went so was mooching looking at websites and reading up on astrophotography since i have been nocturnal for a while.

    i came across a good website that had lots of info on which lenses to use and how to use them with standard DSLR, without resorting to the proper astrophotogralhy cameras.

    if anyone fancies a interesting read whilst the skies are cloudy or like me on night shifts

    Astrophotography 101: A Lesson Series on Photographing the Milky Way – Lonely Speck

    Best Lenses for Milky Way Photography: Nikon Astrophotographers – Lonely Speck
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    Default Re: found a great read whilst on nightshift

    Great! Many thanks. I'm hoping this summer to do session or two to capture the Milky Way...
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    Default Re: found a great read whilst on nightshift

    Nice links
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    Default Re: found a great read whilst on nightshift

    Lonely speck has a lot of great info. I've been Googling way to much...if there is such a thing.
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