If you were ever interested in astrophotography, the youtuber will Nebula Photos can help to solve the main doubts about capturing celestial bodies. For that he put together four different teams whose prices vary between the value of a cell phone and $ 10,000.
Nico, the astrophotographer, explains the differences between taking photos of space with different price equipment. It also clarifies what components to buy, how much are they worth and how to assemble them.
The equipment in question is important because astrophotography commonly involves moving to remote places to avoid the light of cities.
In order to capture the stars with a quality and level of detail out of the ordinary, you have to have certain kits that the youtuber with certain characteristics according to the price.
How are the recommended kits for astrophotography
The most economical, Do it yourselfIt is basically about buying a tripod, a ball joint and a support for the cell phone with which to make a rudimentary astrophotography tracker with the help of two pieces of wood. Obviously, the price of the cell phone is not included.
The comparative image between the different results: on the right, the most expensive option.
Then with the Keep it simple ($ 500), it will be necessary to have a basic DSLR camera, a tripod and a wired electronic shutter. For many astrophotography lovers these things probably won’t cost you any extra money.
The third kit, Gateway drug ($ 1,500), it was named this way because for those who reach this point there will probably no longer be a back mark. He used the same camera as the previous one, but with a better lens (a 135mm), a quality tripod, and a major star-tracking system. In this case a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer.
The five kits designed by youtuber Nebula Photos: from the telephone to a sophisticated equipment valued at $ 10,000.
Meanwhile, the fourth Getting Serious kit ($ 2,500) begins to give it more sophistication, since it requires a telescope attached to a specific mount for telescopes and the camera is also modified for astrophotography.
To get an idea: the accessories alone cost $ 200 and an external battery that weighs a lot is recommended. The kit is complex to transport and set up, says Nico.
And finally, “El Para todos la vida”, with $ 10,000 represents the most expensive and sophisticated combo of the five. The motorized astrophotography tripod costs $ 1,600 and the telescope $ 2,300, for example. What the youtuber recommends is to buy the components over time.