The majority of my photography has been of landscapes and nature. Although I've been taking photos for a few years, it's all been self-taught, so I'm by no means an accomplished professional. I mainly use the automatic settings of the camera, which suits me well for my nature photography.
Now that I'm getting an interest in astronomy, I would like to turn my camera to the skies. I've read through a number of posts in this section and there is a lot of technical jargon being used, which is very confusing to me.
I would like to start fairly basically (if possible) and get a decent photo of the Moon. So far, I have tried to get a couple of shots with not very good results. Admittedly, the camera was hand-held so it came out fuzzy. I do have a camera tripod, so that is my next option. Once I've got a stable set-up, I would like to know what are the best settings to use on the camera. Fully auto didn't seem to work as it was overexposed, but I did try putting it on Manual using a fast shutter speed and and an
I may be expecting too much from my current equipment, but I hope that you can give me some settings to try to begin with, which would be very much appreciated.
On the advice of a friend I have on order a Sky-Watcher Skyliner 200P Dobsonian telescope, which is due to arrive within a week or so. I'm just intending to stargaze with this telescope to begin with, but I may be looking to get a camera attachment of some sort in the future. But that's for another time further down the line of my learning experience of astronomy, so I won't ask for equipment needed at this stage.
Please keep any suggestions as simple as possible