How to capture the night sky with a phone & camera | 3 TIPS for astrophotography beginners

Today I’m sharing all my tips and tricks for capturing the stars in the night sky with both a smart phone and a DSLR camera whilst under some of the darkest skies in the Maldives. Plus I pit the iPhone 11 against an iPhone 12 mini and an iPhone 13 pro in a “night mode face off” to see which is best. All so you can get those instagram worthy shots #astrophotography #astrotourism #stargazing

00:00 – Introduction
01:14 – iPhone night mode shots
02:14 – Tip #1 – Prop up your phone or use a tripod
02:40 – Tip #2 – Use a remote or a delay timer
03:14 – Tip #3 – The 500 rule for exposure times
05:19 – iPhone 13 Pro vs iPhone 12 mini vs iPhone 11
06:59 – Using a DSLR camera on manual mode
08:23 – Getting a timelapse
08:50 – Light-painting the foreground
09:35 – Outro & THANK YOU
10:42 – Bloopers

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👩🏽‍💻 I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford. I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know. If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.

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