COVID-19 cabin fever: astrophotography tips and tricks from Nikon Learn & Explore

Nikon’s recently distributed several articles on astrophotography tips and tricks:

© David Edelstein, Full moon photographed using the Nikon COOLPIX P900, 1/500 second, f/6.4, ISO 200, aperture priority, Center Weighted metering.

Tips for Photographing the Moon

© Paul Van Allen, Meteor, Joshua Tree National Park. D5, AF-S FISHEYE NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED, 15mm focal length, 30 seconds, f/3.5, ISO 6400, manual exposure, Matrix metering.

Photographing Meteors, Fireballs and Meteor Showers

© Diana Robinson D3S, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, 30 seconds, f/5.6, ISO 400, Matrix metering, auto white balance. This image was shot on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. I light painted the tree and snow for about 5 seconds.

Photographing the Night Sky

© Deborah Sandidge, D3, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, f/4, 1600 ISO, seventy 30 sec. exposures were made and stacked in Photoshop using Image Statistics, and a stack mode of Maximum.

Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

© Paul Van Allen, Milky Way photographed on a brisk 18°F night in Yellowstone National Park. Z 6, NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, shot at 14mm focal length, 25 seconds, f/4, ISO 10000, manual exposure, 3D Color Matrix metering.

How to Photograph the Milky Way

© Killian Moore
M42 Orion Nebulae – Photographed with a Nikon D810A combined with an Explore Scientific ED80 telescope (480mm focal length), mounted on a Skywatcher EQ6 equatorial mount. An Optolong L-eNhance filter was used to help with light pollution. All images were calibrated with Bias, Dark and Light frames. All images were processed using PixInSight & Adobe Photoshop. This is a HDR image comprised of 4 different exposure times: 7 frames at 6 minutes per frame. 11 frames at 5 minutes per frame. 47 frames at 45 seconds per frame. 54 frames at 10 seconds per frame. Total integration time: 2.4 hours.

Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

You can check Nikon Learn & Explore website for more articles. More astrophotography articles are available here.

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