Photo's of stars with a s5500.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Denis Coleman, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    just brought a s5500 camera and wondered what the best way of taking a wide
    angle(1x) and a tele shot(10x) of the stars would be.

    with a wide angle i was thinking iso400 with a 15sec exposure but what
    f-stop should i use, and how do i make sure to good a good focus, i assume i
    should use infinite focus, how do i set the camera for that.

    also if i want to use the 10x zoom for a star cluster, again using iso400,
    but what exposure and what f-stop should i be using, again would i be
    correct in saying i should use infinite focus.

    much thanks in appreciation.

    Denis Coleman, Jun 18, 2005
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  2. Denis Coleman

    JHP Guest

    You won't have enough light to focus, so infinite focus is best.
    Your image will have star trails. To avoid this you either need
    to mount the camera on a pivot motor or have a faster shutter speed.
    JHP, Jun 20, 2005
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