LX100 and the Night Sky

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by kyteflyer, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Only one shot. I was not really prepared for this, I had just wandered out to see what the clouds were doing... but really, not a bad effort for a small camera. Might have to use a tripod and try harder, hand held is always a bit fraught.

    Southern Cross with a bit of Star Trailling (alas!)

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  2. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    Something I've only ever seen in photos. Same for the Magellanic Clouds. Never been outside of the US borders.
  3. I was hoping to try for the Milky way, tripod at the ready, and my FZ1000 (because its easier with a vari-angle screen) but alas... clouds.
  4. Les Klein

    Les Klein Regular

    Dec 10, 2015
    It will be interesting to see how the FZ1000 does. The LX100 has a larger f-stop, but astrophotography is as much about duration as lens aperture. Also, perhaps you can try a variety of settings (mono, high contrast mono, etc.) on both cameras.

    One thing for sure — amateur astronomy is definitely a fine weather hobby!
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  5. ricks

    ricks Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    You might be interested in this blog, covering light painting and astrophotography. Blog
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