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    Default What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?



    What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures? Right now the best thing I got is my galaxy s7, which takes killer shots, but I'm just not sure the best settings to get the best pictures. So any advice would be greatly appreciated, thx
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    Default Re: What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?

    Welcome to the forum!

    What constitutes the "best" camera depends on a whole lot of things: Your budget, your sky quality, your optics, your mount, your targets, etc. We'll be happy to give you our opinions if you can fill in much of that information for us.

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    Default Re: What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?

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    Default Re: What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?

    Hello...and welcome to the Forum!

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    Default Re: What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?

    Hello and Welcome.

    What are you trying to shoot?
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    B) DSO's
    C) Moon and Planets

    Each one of these requires different equipment and different techniques.
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    Default Re: What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?

    A camera could cost less than $100 ... or more than $10,000. It really depends on what you're trying to do. There isn't really a "best" -- it's more of a "best at doing ____".

    Celestron makes an adapter called the NexYZ. It clamps onto an eyepiece and it holds a smartphone. You can slide the phone up/down/left/right/nearer/farther to get the camera perfectly centered in the eyepiece and it simplifies the challenging of perfectly holding the phone in the best spot while trying to take a photo through the eyepiece.

    Moon and planetary targets are bright and you can take fast photos of them without needing expensive cameras.

    But many deep-sky objects are extremely faint and these require very long exposures to gather enough light. The problem with "long" exposures is that any motion of the mount that doesn't perfectly track the object will create a blurred/smeared image. So it turns out when doing deep-sky astrophotography, the telescope mount is more important than the camera ... or even the telescope.
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    Default Re: What kind of camera should i use to get the best pictures?

    Hello and Welcome to the forums!
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