Astrophotography Gear

Astrophotography Gear

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Astrophotography is all about seeing the night sky, however this can be tricky without the Astrophotography gear.

You’ll need to consider:

  • The wider your aperture give maximum about of light
  • A tripod to allow for long exposures
  • A right app to plan the night, like Moon Phase, Dark Sky finder or Photopills.

Camera: the Canon Rebel series is a good one for astrophotography. Although the included lens will deliver decent images, you’ll want to spend extra to get a lens with a wide angle and a wide aperture.

Lens : A wide angle lens is my preference (10mm, 12mm, or 24mm)

Something like the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM Lens or Samyang-12mm-f28-ed as it gives me a nice range and is super sharp, but any lens in this range will do the trick.

Solid but lightweight Tripod: This is a must! Traditionally when you’re first starting out you need to consider which of following means the most to you, and ideally get a tripod that matching your top 2 priorities.

Ideal Tripod

Something like the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Kit – Black
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