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Why and How to Use a Star Tracker for Photos of the Night Sky

22 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Astrophotography is generally a race against time to capture as much subtle starlight we can before the stars create trails in our images. The movement of the Earth puts a natural limit on how much sharp, subtle detail we can reveal. We have to use super fast, wide angle lenses and high ISO values to see all the awesome detail. Fortunately, a tool exists to circumvent this barrier to reveal more of the hidden magic we have in our night sky.
35mm f/1.4 120s ISO800
This essential piece of gear astrophotographers use is called an equatorial mount, or perhaps more commonly known, a star...
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