Beginning Astrophotography


This image is one of my first attempts at astrophotography with the D60. This is through my 70-300mm lens at the 70mm end, in a really dark place (rural Polk County, NC). Apparently all it takes for any type of astrophotography is a dark sky and a long exposure. One thing I encountered but gave no thought to is the impact of the rotation of the earth on the exposure. This image sucks at full size, but is decently cool in smaller sizes.