Too few stars

CameraNikon D3000
LensAF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm, 25s, ISO 1600

Inspired by a post on and a whole series of pretty clear nights this month, I decided to see if astrophotography could be something for me. I bought a tripod for 40 euros and put my old Nikon D3000 with the kit lens on it in the garden when it started to get dark.

Twenty-five photos of Arcturus and surroundings and as many darks (photo’s with a covered lens to subtract bad pixels), gave me a blurry mess in DeepSkyStacker under Windows. Sequator, which is also for Windows, but doesn’t crash under Linux/Wine, just says, “Too few stars”.

Categorised as: astro

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