Astrophotography????

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  1. Phillip

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    well, to put it plain and simple what do I need besides the camera and a motorized telescope with a camera mount in order to do astrophotography?
     
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    thanks, I'll try the links.
    one more thing; do I have to have a lense at all or just the camera body? or would I just use a standard 35mm
     
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    If you really want to photograph the stars and space you really would want a DSLR because of the low noise levels at high ISO's and longer shutter speed choices.

    Example:

    http://flickr.com/photos/benegizer/1080690008/

    The photographer there used a Nikon D40 at ISO 1600 and a shutter speed of around 40s. If you tried the same with a regular point and shoot camera, the picture would be very noisy and there would be lots of detail loss.
     
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    so, do I need a lens or do I just mount the body to the telescope?
     
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    I don't really have experience with this, but you'll probably have better luck with a lens, since it's "optimized" for the camera. however, it *should* still be possible to use the telescope mounted directly to the camera. Getting focus may be difficult, as will filling the sensor with your image.
     
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    well, Ill just do some more research then
     
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