DSLR astrophotography untracked With DSLRs and standard camera lenses astrophotography is on the verge of a new epoch, where tracking is no longer mandatory. After a series of experiments we are now able to present a tried and tested workflow that guarantees great images of star fields. The basic idea of the method is actually quite simple: Shoot a lot of similar exposures at very high ISO ratings and keep the single exposures so short that no tracking is needed. In a stacking program the individual frames can then be digitally combined to create a final picture that shows faint details and is free of the noise that comes with the high ISO setting. As the sample image below shows, the results are quite astounding.
Untracked Astrophotography with a DSLR, Great Sagittarius Star Cloud
PDF with a detailed description of the technique, including a workflow tutorial
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