Think you need expensive equipment to shoot the sky? Think again. You don’t even need a telescope to nab wonderful wide-field shots of the night sky. If you own a sturdy tripod and a camera capable of taking time exposures, a few simple techniques will turn you into an astroimager. With more than 30 years of experience shooting the night sky, author Michael A. Covington walks you through the basics of camera-on-tripod astrophotography.
How to capture sky images with a camera and tripod
With a simple camera-on-tripod setup, you’ll be taking great astrophotos in no time.