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19The Landscape Astrophotography Clinic

At long last, the moment has arrived! You’ve reached your shooting destination with all your knowledge of astronomy and photography, your equipment, empty memory cards, freshly charged batteries, and, of course, your detailed plan. Let’s describe how you might prepare for the night’s events, Figure 19.1. The most important thing you can do is to visit your prospective shooting site during the day. I can’t emphasize the importance of this step enough! You’ll be able to confirm the orientation and predicted appearance of night sky objects relative to actual foreground subjects. You can test foreground compositions ...

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