Section IVPlanning Successful Landscape Astrophotography Images

Section IV Introduction

Successful landscape astrophotographers have a plan. While it’s occasionally possible to create noteworthy images on the spur of the moment, there are just too many variables to do so consistently. Instead, spend a little time in the comfort of your warm, well-lit home to consider the key points we’ve covered so far: the phase of the moon, what night sky objects will be visible on the dates you’d like to go and at what time, the orientation of your foreground, the times of civil, nautical and astronomical twilights, likely exposure settings, and so forth. In doing so, you will find yourself at the right place at the right time, and with the right equipment ...

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