01-30-2013 04:32 AM
I just purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100 D Camera and I would like to know if I can take time exposures.
I'm an Astronomer and I will be trying to take exposures of the sky at night.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
02-01-2013 04:32 PM
You would be able to use the EOS Rebel T3 to take night time exposures. You simply set it up on a tripod, lock it in place and use the BULB setting while the camera is in Manual.
This [the Bulb setting] will let you hold the shutter open as long as you wish. To avoid camera shake you may want to use a remote to trigger the shutter, such as RS-60E3. If you are using an Image Stabilized lens, be sure to deactivate the IS function.
02-03-2013 11:52 AM
The idea of a tripod is essential; About the expousure, you need to decide between expousure and the aperture of the diaphragm and make a kind of "perfect mix", in this way you could capture all the light... I think the only way to know it is to try a few times.