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"Night 2: the big dipper"

With one set of exposures under my belt, I adjusted my camera settings a little and tried my hand again. As luck would have it, my window framed the big dipper quite nicely, so I set up in front of that and let it rip.

  • 51 light frames
  • f/3 …

First light from the Nikon

Well, sort of. This is my first attempt at any sort of serious astrophotography. I wasn't aiming for anything in particular, I just wanted to get a feel for my camera. The conditions were subpar to say the least: it was a mildly cloudy night, and I'm near a metropolitan …