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Canon sx60hs Astrological Photography

So i got myself a Canon sx60hs.I wonder if there are any good setting for night star photography as i am a begginer myself and i am not quite sure what settings to go with.I also wonder if there is a chance to capture some pictures of the milky way with my camera.
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Re: Canon sx60hs Astrological Photography

I got some really awesome shots of the moon with my SX50HS and you'll be able to get even a little closer.

2 things I think are a must...a tripod and a remote shutter release switch. Those 2 will eliminate and movement before the shot during your setup and then during the exposure so you wont risk any movement pressing the exposure button on the camera.

I used program mode, flexizone focus and moved the focus frame around till I got a goor area in the frame so the focus would lock on good. I also had a lens hood on and was in a dark area with no lights.

I'm sure there are other settings you can try and other will chime in too.

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Re: Canon sx60hs Astrological Photography

Thanks alot for your reply,I also seem to have some really cool pictures of the moon,but i was wondering if i could capture the stars in the milky way,not the moon.
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Re: Canon sx60hs Astrological Photography

Well I think you have a total zoom of 240X inculding the digital zoom. So perhaps you can capture a little beyond what we can see with the naked eye...certainly the constellations. 

I have a telescope, Bushnell Northstar with a video output, and I searched for some kind of adapter for the SX50 but found nothing I have not given up yet though. If my camera had a video input I'd be all set but it doesn't.

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