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You have likely heard about the “green comet” that’s all over the news. It is known as Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF, and it is currently visible in the night sky. This particular comet only comes around approximately every 50,000 years, so I set up my camera and telescope to photograph it while it is still here.
If you’re getting started in astrophotography, I am here to save you some time and frustration by learning from the mistakes of myself and others. Whether you’re looking into a full-blown deep-sky camera and telescope setup, or just getting started with a DSLR and tripod, I think this article will come in handy.
When deciding on an off-grid power station, you need to think about things like battery life, power output, power input charging, and the number and types of output ports. There is no one-size-fits-all option, as budget and weight come into play as you explore the higher-end options.
What is ISO, and how does it affect your astrophotography images? It’s one of the first astrophotography camera settings newcomers to the hobby ask me about. Does it really increase the camera’s sensitivity to light at the expense of introducing more noise? Is it better to shoot more short exposures using a high ISO than less long exposures with a lower ISO?