Compact Camera

Even a basic compact camera can be used to take wide-field shots of bright constellations.

You can try shooting images through your telescope eyepiece. Be aware this can be quite a challenge!.

Camera adapters are available to allow you to precisely attach your camera to your eyepiece allowing longer exposures.

Explore your camera to see what exposure lengths and ISO settings are available. I was surprised to find that Canon IXUS could take 15 second exposures at ISO 1600. That’s more than enough to capture bright constellations and star trails.

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