Astrophotography is a specialized type of photography that entails recording images of astronomical objects and large areas of the night sky. The easiest way to capture the night sky is to use an ordinary DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses. Such equipment affords a wide field of view, making easy work of imaging constellations, meteors, the Milky Way, and much more.
As with the other Observing Lists, astrophotographers will appreciate the opportunity to show off their creations. The Level 4 Astrophotography Observing Award is a wonderful introduction to wide-field astrophotography. To receive the OSP Astrophotography Observing Award pin and award certificate, you must photograph at least 8 of the 10 listed wide field regions or objects while you are at OSP. When finished, bring the list to the Information Tent to receive your optional $5 pin for level 4.
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