The wonderful images of the earthly landscapes and the sky definitely want you to travel the world and start capturing them yourself. Astrophotography is beautiful and frustrating at the same time. Plus you must keep one thing in mind that you can never be perfect at astrophotography, every place that you go teaches you something new and different but trust me after the hard work, the result that you get is always out of this world.
There are so many types of astrophotography that you can go for.
1. Deep space:
Deep space astrophotography usually involves the use of telescope and includes images that are beyond our solar system. This includes the photos of nebulae and galaxies. This one is the hardest.
2. Solar System:
Solar system astrophotography includes taking pictures of sun, moons, and planets of our solar system. These images include the use of telescope however; you can use a super-telephoto lens too.
3. Wide Field:
Wide field astrophotography is done with a DSLR lens and camera and you choose wide field view for it. This means that you need to own a wide angled lens for this type of astrophotography. There are images that consist of a landscape and star trails or starry sky. You can say that wide field astrophotography is one of the easiest of most accessible astrophotography.
This is the kind in which you take a lot of photos and combine them to create a time-lapse video. A star trail image can also be made using the same technique.
There was a time when astrophotography was just a dream but these days anyone can do it with just a DSLR, required lenses and a Tripod.
Canon 5D MkII, MKIII, Nikon D600 and Canon 6D are the best cameras to do astrophotography because of their sensor area. However, if you want some reasonable results, then you can also go for Nikon D7100 or Canon 7D. These two cameras are very budget-friendly.
Make sure that you have a lens that has larger aperture if you want best results. This will let a lot of light enter through it. Minimum you should have f/2.8. However, a lens with f/4.0 will also give some satisfactory results. You can buy a Rokinon 14mm lens which is ultra-wide angle and has an aperture of f/2.8.
The exposure time at night is pretty high so you need to have a tripod that can stabilize your camera like a big rock.
Here are 30 breathtaking examples of astrophotography that you can get inspired from: