Trying out the D610 for Night Sky Photography

January 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This is the first time I've tried it. From our house near Woodford (north of Brisbane) with the light-pollution reaching right out to us, even though we're what I used to think of as quite a distance away. Maybe I'm imagining it, but I think that over the 6+ years we've been here, the light pollution has definitely increased. Once upon a time it only was prominent if there was a lot of moisture in the air—or clouds, as in this instance—but now it seems to be like this all the time.

Aiming the camera away from Brisbane, the sky is darker, but not really pristine anymore. Civilization's advance spares no one.

From a technical point of view though I'm happy with the pics and the D610's noise performance. And the fact that in this portrait mode picture the Milky Way and one of the Magellanic Clouds are visible as distinct as they are, despite the glow, is very pleasing indeed.

 


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