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Astrophotography tips: How-to guides and videos on getting your best shots

Astrophotography tips: How-to guides and videos on getting your best shots
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Astrophotography might make you think of prohibitively expensive camera kit and complicated techniques, but there aren't necessary for successful captures. With these astrophotography tips, however, you can start taking pictures of the night sky with minimal investment.

In fact, even with just a basic DSLR, a tripod and a shutter release cable, there's a lot you can achieve. It does, however, pay to think about a few other things, such as getting to get the the right place at the right time, and knowing what the weather is likely to do.

Our guides run through some of the basic astro shots you can attempt, and some of the more specialist ones that may only be possible at very specific times. Scroll down to find one you like the sound of and get up to speed on how to get going.

Astrophotography tips: How to photograph the night sky, the moon and more

Astrophotography video guides

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