This category is all about astronomy. After my 5th camera, I’ve decided to attempt the impossible and actually shoot for the stars. As in literally! Many nights will be spent skirting the edge of hypothermia. There is nothing like spending hours in isolation with just a camera and telescope for company. Normal photography has PLENTY of light to keep the ISO and F-stop settings crisp. These pictures will be composites of stacked images representing hours and hours of exposure. Individual frames will someday reach into the 5 minute marks. With a good enough telescope mount, I might even make it all the way to 10 minutes! I’ll be happy when I reach 30 seconds at this point. This is the most difficult photography that exists. Astronomy is all about exposure times and telescope apertures!
Planetary images are a little bit easier to capture. A quick video provides hundreds of images that also need to be stacked. Planets are surprisingly bright. Venus can appear brighter than the moon, if not for it’s apparent size. They only require seconds of exposure instead of hours. The stacking process mends the deformations caused by our atmosphere.