One of the main reasons I wanted to pick up a digital SLR was to get back into astrophotography. I haven't played with it since about '92 when the field was vastly different. I recall the original CCDs coming in military style attache cases, with very low resolution and a $3500 price tag.
First shot with a random guess at exposure and some quick process turns up decent results. Now I need a clock drive for the giant reflector I have and some adapters.
Anyone try their hand at this?
Notes: This is under a moonless sky in the horrible light pollution surrounding JFK. The lens flare you see is from a streetlight glancing over the UV filter. Three images at ISO1600, bracketed exposure, hot spots removed and stacked. The stars are shifting because I dont' have a clock drive on the tripod.