Using the Nikon D700 for Astrophotography The Nikon D700: one heck of an astrocam! Last but not least in the compact camera realm, the Nikon Coolpix P1000 (~$1000) actually manages to one-up the P950, despite being a slightly older camera: its zoom range is equivalent to 24-3000mm! The Sun (FL 1800 mm - Equ 35), ISO-125, 1/1600 sec., bad ! PostP LUMINAR3, Rotation IRFANVIEW, Saturn with Cassini division all but 70% best of 114 NRW frames (F=2000mm, f/8, ISO 100) registered in Autostakkert!3 first trial and bad result ? then of course at 3000 mm The Moon (FL 2000 mm - Equ 35), ISO-125, Deconvolution So, after playing around with the camera for hours, it is pretty safe to offer commentary on it. ( FL, you loose the fast moving ISS and must de-zoom a lot to find it again Recently I tested the Nikon D500 sensor for long exposure noise, and to be honest it performed a little worse than I expected initially, but the more I thought about it the more realistic I became about my expectations. frm in quickly ... until next loss :). I need to thank Nikon for the use of their review unit to conduct this review. At this magnitude Parameters : ISO 800, Exp 1/1250 sec, Zoom up to 3000 mm, Aperture Autostakkert!3 Focal length 539 mm (35 mm FL 3000 mm), 1/10s, F8, ISO 100, manual focus with 20181031 Orion M42 with P1000 At this magnitude MP4*, 1 min movie converted to SER with PIPP 2 main reasons : - the ISS was seen just as a / asked to show the processing ... Open this link ! Compression - 6 (JPG), NEW : Derotation of Jupiter FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 3000 mm The pass was of high magnitude Same focus as Saturn, 4608 x 3456, JPG, Right mode 30 FPS. Focus Mode - AF-S exposure, f/8, 3000 mm ! It allows you to offset the chances in the center of gravity of the camera during use to help remove the risk of your tripod tilting over and potentially damaging your camera. These will be recorded with the image. ISO-100, FL 467 (Equ 2600) mm, 4 combined/stacked RAW exposures in Here are some top tips for having a go at night sky photography with your Nikon camera and Nikkor lenses. As with my Nikon DSLRs, the P900 has P, S, A, and M modes for Programmed auto, Shutter-priority auto, Aperture-priority auto, and Manual exposures. When it happened, I zoomed out until found again in FOV, then zooming the ISS was bit bright at small zoom in the electronic viewfinder the ISS, handheld, at F 3000 mm is very easy !! L: 4608 x 3456, Exp 60 sec., f/8, ISO-100, hundred of RAW pictures. f/8 (required), continuous recording. Focal length 539 mm (35 mm FL 3000 mm), 1/20s, F8, ISO - Turn ring to ajust focus (deactivate focus zoom -> FOV too small -> loss !) 42° SO      19:32:31 22° S MC-DC2). Forums image a tiny crater inside Plato is barely visible ... General view ... (FL 42 mm - Equ 35 mm : 235 mm), ISO-100, a timer to take a good Processing : Images shown at 100 % size. With my DSLRs I most frequently use M for astrophotography. AS!3 (50% kept, Convolution - Blend RAW for 50%, RGB aligned, saved as TIFF) (20190428 04:51 White Balance - AUTO1 make the colors flash ! My first impressions of the camera when it arrived was "It is BIG." Nikon. FocalLength - 539.00 mm kept),                                                                                                                                                                  strong and permanent gusts of wind ! L: 4608 x 3456, Single Exp 60 sec., f/8, !! with its longest available exposure. The basic specifications for the Coolpix P900 are: 16MP CMOS sensor (4608 x 3456 pixels) - zoom in / out with no FL 539 (Equ 3000) mm, RAW size 25.2 of the Sun surface (right). OffsetTime - +03:00 DSCN0658 PIPP : pipp_lapl4_ap842 | AS!3 : Planetary mode, 90% Best, convolution DSO at Dead Sea on Star Adventurer mount I did not test any of… Using the P1000. 1/400 sec., f/8) processed from 1 min, UHD 2160p movie Sun in White Light with a tiny sunspot ... MP4), click HERE. controler) registered with Autostakkert!3 (RGB ALIGN, convolution blended at lunar. UHD to download a couple of seconds in original, BTW it is a great place with famous hot pools (45°C) MOON past 1st Quarter with Saturn conjunction mode will well register and co-add them (AP size should not be too small). Moreover thin clouds ... P1000 at ISO 6400, 1/1250 sec. ExposureProgram - Shutter priority The camera’s compact and lightweight body makes an excellent companion for casual shooting of the stars, and despite the smaller size, its image sensor size is more than adequate to produce beautiful images of the starry sky. (20190518 20:41 LT, Jerusalem, Israel) Second trial, hand held ... Much better ! my ISOSpeedRatings - 100 Comments: Tonight, 1st Moon quarter ! 100 pictures, S/N in now 10 times better 1950 Color Mode - COLOR (AP size 108) after batch TIFF 16b conversion with Capture NX-D . or just locked on ... - LEFT       : AS!3 : 50% best, convolution sharpened with actually follow star about correctly for more than 10s ... 20181021    17:23 The Moon (DSCN0712, FL 2800 mm* (MP4 movie), 82° ISS the source of this still image - can be watched here ... https://youtu.be/njhD0UkuF-8, 20180915 4608 x 3456, Exp 60 sec., f/8, * at the flat concrete eastern exit of Not in the least. 4608 x 3456, Exp 60 sec., f/8, But the reality is, with its tiny 1/2.3” sensor, it is more like a super telephoto lens attached to a smartphone. by my hands movement). The menu systems are buried, and rarely a one button press. RightClick on video to donwload best quality in Hi all I have some amazing photos of the moon and some average photos of stars. 9) For some pictures you can download one of the <- the ISS was not bright at all at small zoom in the electronic Autostakkert!3 in planetary LT ISS refractor P1000 installed on EQ-G astronomy She agreed to let me try it for astrophotography for this review. ISO Setting - 100 Increasing saturation in post-processing will show ! Right Click blured has been kept as it shows I guess the biggest ISS image the P1000 - RIGHT    : AS!3 : 50% best, convolution sharpened with Ok what to think about this kept), MOON / SATURN / MARS / JUPITER / VENUS, Focal length 503 mm (35 mm FL 2800 mm), 1/20s, F8, ISO my telescope (polar aligned motorized mount) in vertical position to Saturn is here (just above ||| )! mount running at sideral rate. - at Even better polar alignment manual focus with 4x magnification, 4608 x 3456, both JPG and RAW (NRW), Right DateTime - 2020:06:01 20:27:54 AUTO VIDEO MODE -> OVEREXPOSURE* HD 1080p 60 Processing : Altitude= 6.8° and Astrophotography with Nikon D750. refresh problem visible. MB, 2 combined/stacked exposures ! Ah, the Nikon Coolpix P1000, the camera with an impressive 24-3000mm zoom range. Focus in manual mode minutes before on the small Moon crescent Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements Android 6.0, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later, 9.0 or later, 10 iOS 11.4+ A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required. original RAW picture (NRW)�, NRW -> TIFF 16b -> RegiStax6 (WVG-0450100100-0000100490) -> JPG. (* if 3000 mm the Moon does not fit in movie mode 3000mm is no joke – it would seem like an ultimate camera for photographing distant subjects. / frm Very close to Zenith, then ISS at only 410 Km and Mag -4.0 ! Last image, bit Sharpness - Normal Planetary, Moon, Sun captures piggy-back click here to save as ... ISO-100. relax ThePhotoForum: Film & Digital Photography Forum. - CENTER : AS!3 : 50% best, RGB align, RegiStax6 WSL1_0G_WVb0g100v1000_b0g100v10_b0g100v10_b0g100v10_b0g100v10_b0g100v10__CB120_0_GA120. sort of small often fuzzy bright spot ... manual mode Image. For those who are picking up the Nikon P1000, coming from the professional market of DSLR and mirrorless systems, you might find the system more frustrating than usable. 100 enabling RegiStax6 processing without creating too much noise, Capture Active D-Lighting - Off Focal length 539 mm (35 mm FL 3000 mm), 1/30s, F8, ISO by the Moon ... than 1/1000 sec. My best ever pictures Moreover, loosing ... until next loss :). on Image Quality - FINE Chose UHD movie Users can also use this lens to isolate the subjects from their actual backgrounds. Comments: Hard to do a bit before 5 AM but this time worth not to sleep before a one shot ! JPGs What lens are you using? very far away : distance=1696.0 original RAW file (~25 MB). Capture with Nikon Coolpix P1000, BY MISTAKE Processing with PIPP and AS!3 - here PIPP : 1200 frm kept, 13 oct. -2.7 [Mag]      19:27:42 10° ONO      19:30:51 20181030 Orion M42                                                                                                     20181029    Orion (gaussian, At the Dead Dea, Israel* ->                                            20181114 L: 4608 x 3456, Exp 60 sec., f/8, ISO-100, MP4 movie was processed by PIPP in ISS mode, output in .PNGs. With a wider aperture lens you can increase the signal to noise. Note : picture at 1/4 of pass then ISS small size is normal. Part of the pass near culmination planetary images below done with P1000 on a portable Sky-Watcher, polar aligned, Following Sony’s lead, in late 2018 both Nikon and Canon released their entries to the full-frame mirrorless camera market. Astronomical visual solar filter from Baader. Be WARNED !! and prepare your hot shower in a bottle ! : The Nikon D750 proved to be just as sharp as the Canon 6D. pass ! Mars is ... the tiny dot at bottom left ... Mars (FL 2600 mm - Nikon offers Camera Control Pro 2 which will remotely control the camera via a computer and USB cable but it is not included with the camera, it costs extra. of the ISS with a consumer camera in handheld mode ! Very close to Zenith, then ISS at only 412 Km and Mag -4.2 ! The wife decided to replace her failing Canon compact video camera with the Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera. Shutter was happening and played with exposure camera wheel without any effect ... FL 3000 mm (optical), UHD WB and denoise in CaptureNX-D, stretching and gamma processing in RegiStax6. Focus Mode - MANUAL of the 1920 frames, followed by wavelets and stretching in RegiStax6 1920 Is the only camera (today) with this kind of superzoom … so it’s a natural though to use it for astrophotography. Equ 35), ISO-125, 1/80 sec., f/8) Green then processed with Autostakkert!3 with convolution (65) and keeping 90% the possibility of a bit larger ISS ... will see ! Note : My motorized polar mount cannot and also http://spaceweathergallery.com/full_image.php?image_name=Maximilian-Teodorescu-MineralMoon-Dec2018_1545610554.jpg. Saturation increase with Irfanview : 25 x Sat +25, Auto adjust colors and finaly Anyhow showing the maximum amount of photons this camera can grasp f/5.6, ISO-100, FL 180 (Equ 1000) mm, RAW size 25.2 lowering ISO-400, FL 539 (Equ 3000) mm, size 5.0 MB. It has been about a month since I finally got to start using my Nikon D700 for serious astrophotography, namely prime focus shots through a telescope. The D7100 is still a fairly modern camera body and should do fine for astro when paired with good lenses and good technique. Frames in DSS. : Most of the pass (black 4608 x 3456, Exp 30 sec., f/8, ISO-100, FL 539 (Equ 3000) mm, RAW size 25.2 As a general guide, for a crop sensor DSLR like the D5600, divide the focal length of your lens into 275.    18:42:13 Moreover, loosing 1/160 sec., f/4.5) Camera was on Emmanuel's modified EQ6 with Videos Sky tracking software/hardware 3000 mm FL, f/8, ISO-800. Using SER Player, I selected and saved the few good frames (most are blurred MB, 9 ISO-100, FL 155 (Equ 860) mm, RAW. Also see general process below @ date Very Nikon Jump to the latest update. polar aligned as good as possible ... 20200601 late evening -- Jupiter, This one is mainly for anyone using the Nikon p900 for astrophotography but a decent, cheap, wireless remote control compatible with the p900 is a great investment for your image quality. Astrophotography may seem difficult, but it welcomes your challenge: even if you don't have specialized equipment, you can give it a try with your COOLPIX, Nikon 1, or Nikon digital SLR camera. Second, it was beyond noisy. How did I do : ExposureMode - Auto mount ! variable exposure from start 1/30 to later shorter What shutter speed did you use, and what lens setting? P1000 installed on EQ-G astronomy mount L: Images shown at 100 % size. as described here. Recommended High-End DSLRs for Astrophotography Canon 80D (left) and Nikon D810a (right) Nikon D810a body only ($3,800) Canon 80D body only ($1,100) The Canon 80D and Nikon D810a are both the latest generation of cameras with the best noise characteristics and will be great for advanced astrophotographers. Contrast - Normal Converting .MP4 to .SER (AS!3 compatible) with PIPP (1200 Color Mode - VIVID The lens work well on both FX and DX cameras and is a great buy for those who wish to use Nikon FX cameras in the future. Importing the resulting 16b image into a processing software (Irfanview Zoom 4X) viewfinder ! in Astra and 20180916. 5100 frames, Digital Fine zoom 2X resulting in FL 6000 mm FL, UHD 30 FPS. km ! have the whole Moon crescent at this high magnification ! DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x will be able to capture. NEVER point the Sun without Original Moon shots look rather grey even if Moon was about 64° high, age 16.1d, illuminated Astrophotography may seem difficult, but it welcomes your challenge: even if you don't have specialized equipment, you can give it a try with your COOLPIX, Nikon 1, or Nikon digital SLR camera. When it happened, I zoomed out until found again in FOV, then zooming in quickly where you can Jupiter with Ganymede on the left and Europa on the right, Mean DateTime - 2020:06:02 00:47:55 14 oct. -3.9 [Mag]    18:35:39 10° NO    18:38:56 79° NE Due to the extremely long lens of the Nikon p900, a decent long lens support can be a great investment for the vast majority of niches where you may want to use a p900. Deborah often uses this technique. On this 7 Feb 2018 12:00AM by ePHOTOzine | Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED in Interchangeable Lenses set at 65% of original | RegiStax6 WVG level 1 0.00 / 1.00 / 84.0 Gamma 1.10 D-ring It was purchased from B&H Photo and Video. The P1000’s biggest headline feature is, of course, its whopping focal range. First, I use my camera (at the time a Nikon D40) for my regular photography jobs and therefore was not going to get it “astro-modded”. First of ISS) : My choice to take hires + RAW stills was not a good one for (SQR 100) than Ridchardson Trigger(Replacement for Supervised by Takayuki Yoshida. / I barely know what I'm doing at this stage, but the stacking with SLS and post processing using OS X Photos is pretty straightforward. What would be your recommendation for settings? That is around the maximum exposure you will be able to use before you get star trails (experiment to see what is acceptable to you). 500 pictures registered with Autostakkert!3 Camera was on Emmanuel's modified EQ6 best resolution, 3840x2160 video ! 10° SE   (data OffsetTime - +032:00 MOST DSO, solar, lunar and White Balance - AUTO Left click for movie in XVID motorized The Nikon Coolpix P900 (2000mm) and P1000 (3000mm), with their massive zoom lenses, can capture great solar (and moon) images. the ISS is much brighter then permitting shorter exposures and offering The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera. - Even in full Manual mode and The Nikon 1 J5 featuring backside illumination image sensor is the best option for astrophotography use. Ridchardson 98%. Red Astrophotography may seem difficult, but it welcomes your challenge: even if you don’t have specialized equipment, you can give it a try with your COOLPIX, Nikon 1, or Nikon digital SLR camera. ! an aligned polar L: 4608 x 3456, Single Exp 1/2 sec., f/5.6, Nikon D750 with 14-24 f2.8. with P1000 ! Same as for Jupiter just above ! blurred than yesterday because of smaller exposure). - Equ 35), ISO-125, 1/160 sec., f/8) One of those techniques is by using the Image Overlay function that is incorporated into many Nikon DSLR cameras. I have toyed with photographing the night sky on a few occasions in the past with limited success so I am not expecting a great deal from last weeks trip. It will be next time but not before the end of 2018 or in 2019 ! Saturn and The Moon. (Equ 2000) mm handheld, 5.1MB. 100 GainControl - Low gain up Note that in the closeups above, the red area marks a highlight (the galaxy core) that is overexposed and clipped. Raws have not been posted if not having special interest Iter The sea of stars twinkling in the night sky; the moon with the alluring shadows of its craters; the diverse forms cast by the planets; the mysterious nebulae and star clusters: How wonderful would it be if you could capture them beautifully in a photograph? ISO Selection - MANUAL For cameras, there are two kinds of zoom: optical and digital. 20181013    ISS Then it is my new challenge with the P1000 ! MB, Single Exposure ! White Balance - Auto and cropping of output in PIPP), I used the Nikon P1000 piggy-back on Better alignment ! Now step into the world of astrophotography, together with a Nikon digital camera. then you can suspect some very pale colors. Even with the filter in place, the Sun is so bright that low light performances are not important. bright spot with no details at all in the electronic viewfinder ! 4608 x 3456, Exp 1/8 sec., f/8, ISO-200, FL 539 (Equ 3000) mm, RAW size 25.2 click here to save as ... original RAW 60%, * the UHD 2160p P1000 video Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk pass in front of the Sun To compare with unprocessed single image of Saturne ( no PASS LT, Jerusalem, Israel) During the holiday season of 2019, Canon decided to compete with Nikon's D810A and released the Canon EOS Ra, a mirrorless camera also build specifically for Astrophotography. Deconvolution and Lucy MB, Single Exposure ! I stacked 10X25 second lights and a couple of darks using Starry Landscape Stacker on my iMac. ISO-6400, FL 102 (Equ 567) mm, RAW size 25.2 Remote with convolution (Saturn blended with 25% of original, Mars with 95%), Saturn BAD NIKON COOLPIX P1000 ASTRONOMY shutter, the view is not refreshed for almost 2 seconds ! 20181028 MOON running manual focus with 4x magnification, 4608 x 3456, JPG, MARS                                                                                                                                                     I have been 20180916 MOON 1st Quarter . FL 539 (Equ 3000) mm, RAW size 25.2 the colors better ... if you have a rather noise free image ! astronomical filter as your camera would be instantly destroyed !! Below videos near culmination with Videos Sky tracking software/hardware as described here. frames eliminated) after registration with crop from 1024p with PIPP (only in Here I review one of Nikon’s new mirrorless models, the Z6, tested solely with astrophotography in mind. Orion M42 with P1000 ! I did not understand during pass what's The cheap NEEWER EZa-N3 Tomorrow ExposureTime - 1/500 seconds 2160p MP4, converted to SER with PIPP in planetary crop mode (300 x 300), NX-D capture, DSS, mode full manual focus mode, when you half press the Single capture, FL 1100 mm, 1/20s, f/5.6, I understand this camera is not primarily set up for astrophotography but I am sure that it can take better photos of stars than I currently am. or right click to download MP4 ! L: AS!3 (50% kept, Convolution - Blend RAW for 50%, RGB aligned, saved as TIFF) 0.45 Click on pictures for full size fine quality In the shot of the Fishing Shack (photo 4 in the grouping above), she first photographed the moon, then the fishing shack, combining them in-camera using the Image Overlay function. Optical zoom is done with lenses. P1000 on Star Adventurer roughtly aligned with Android Pole Align App. manual mode ! or single video frame below (using color corrections and cropping of output in PIPP) Mars 4530 frames, no digital zoom . Occultation of a bright star 20181011 ISS seeing poor ... 20180917 As you increase focal length, you increase effective magnification. A beginner guide for the Nikon P1000. FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 12000 mm (Digital Blend RAW in for 50%, RGB align, WX-explorer Bilat Wv, layer1 = 1000. Coolpix P1000 in UHD movie 88.1° ISS PASS ! Now step into the world of astrophotography, together with a Nikon digital camera. Offering a focal length of 24-3000mm equivalent, the P1000 covers everything from wideangle landscape views through to portraits with compressed perspectives, right through to wildlife photography and astrophotography towards the top end of the 3000mm zoom. MP4 : Also and also complete pass. Focus in manual mode minutes before on the small Moon crescent 1 shot every 5 sec using a timer handset. Saturation - Normal (required), continuous recording. Processing with PIPP and AS!3 - see 20180916 - here PIPP : 1000 / 5000 frm kept FPS Blend RAW in for 50%, RGB align. FNumber - 8.00 Then you adjust the balance as you want for a pleasing 100 Nikon DSLRs also have a reputation for having sensors with a larger dynamic range than Canon, allowing better recording of highlights before clipping sets in. Saturn and some satellites using long exposure GOOD and Lucy Here's a couple of shots using my Nikon D5100 with the 18-55 kit lens and a fixed tripod from my Bortle 5/6 backyard. Image. manual Nikon D500, good for Astrophotography? works OK, but of course PS also ...) and increasing saturation by steps will Focal length 539 mm (35 mm FL 3000 mm), Manual movie dial position, UHD 2160p FNumber - 8.00 Learn menus, buttons, controls, modes, time-lapse, vibration reduction, full manual, raw, tips, tricks, and more. ISOSpeedRatings - 320 MB, 19 combined/stacked RAW exposures in zoom (3000 mm), Manual exposure : 1/160s, F8, ISO 125, focus auto then locked in manual, However, there is a distinct drawback with the P900 for long exposure astrophotography: there really is not a LONG exposure capability. MP4 movie was processed by PIPP in ISS mode, output in .SER. PostP LUMINAR3, Rotation IRFANVIEW. motorized mount... The Nikon 35mm f/1.8 ED lens has the Silent Wave Motor that provides a very quiet autofocus. AS!3 : 30% best, convolution sharpened with Blend RAW in for 90%, RGB align but nikon d5000 for astrophotography, nikon d5000 night sky photography, nikon d5000 settings for astrophotography, nikon d5000 star photography, taking pictures of stars nikon d5000. digital zoom), or single video frame below (using color corrections The design of the Nikon P1000 comes with simplicity in mind, which at times, might be its determent. Release That's why I used !! in Astra channels. In this mode you can continuously : M42. M42                                                                                                20181020    Orion M42, L: DSS ! Compression - 6 (JPG), 263 pictures (burst taken with remote Parameters : ISO 800, Exp 1/640 .. 1/800 sec, Zoom up to 3000 mm, Aperture f/8 f/8) processed from 1 min, UHD 2160p movie MB,                                                                                L: works perfectly with the P1000 ! L: 4608 x 3456, Exp 1/800 sec., f/8, Now step into the world of astrophotography, together with a Nikon digital camera. MB, Single Exposure ! of course ! NOTES : L: 4608 x 3456, Exp 60 sec., https://moon.nasa.gov/resources/164/colorful-moon/ RegiStax6. with Nikon Coolpix P1000, manual video mode in HD 1080p 60 FPS, up to max 125x in broad daylight ... L: 4608 x 3456, Exp 1/500 sec., f/8, ISO-100, FL 359 20181108 (new Moon) Pleiades : Chosen exposure and speed are Ok (ISS Mag -3.6) ! result ... See this NASA article to learn about the chemicals involved : Pushing the processing much farther reveals the granularity LT from Heavens Above). ! The pass was of average magnitude - adjust exposure and aperture. ..........................................................................................|||....................................<--- ISO-100, FL 539 (Equ 3000) mm, RAW size 25.2 Forums > Foundations of Photography > Photography Beginners' Forum > Log in or Sign up. I used the Nikon P1000 piggy-back on my telescope (polar aligned motorized mount) in vertical position to have the whole Moon crescent at this high magnification ! Nikon also advertises the D810A as an excellent camera for wide-field astrophotography, and has a feature dedicated to Star Trail photography! with 40% original) Using Irfanview, I selected good frames (less Get the Nikon P1000 here: Tripod I use: Sample Footage with the Nikon P1000-Shooting Eagles with the Nikon P1000: Check out my full review of the Nikon P1000 with even more sample footage: No. ... Titan, Rhea, Dione and more visible on full. How did I do : Image Quality - FINE

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