Date: 1993 - 1999
How how can I take come photos of the night sky, with my camera,
without great expense
First, your camera must hafve a manual exposure time control.
if it does, it will have B and T settings which stand for
"bulb" and "time". the T setting will hold the shutter open
until you press the shutter button a second time. depending
on what you want to photograph, you want to use fast color or
B/W film; you'll have to experiment with the f-stop to get the
right exposure. you'll also need to put the camera in a steady
position for the duration of the exposure ( a tripod is usually
used for this, but that's not really necessary ).
It's really not as complicated as this probably makes it sound.
Just go out and try it !
John (e-mail hawley)
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