This competition is now closed. There are a few ways to photograph planets with your camera, but the easiest and most straightforward is using a DSLR, a wide-angle lens and a tripod. 1. Here, he reveals how to construct a stunning image of a crescent Venus from digital video camera frames.

Using a Full Frame DSLR Camera.

You’ve probably never shot the sky before, so you don’t know what f/stop, ISO number, or exposure time to choose. Jerry Lodriguss is a DSLR aficionado with planetary imaging and more whose latest book is A Guide to DSLR Planetary Photography.See more of his pictures at photo is the author with his Celestron C11 EdgeHD and Canon DSLR camera. In other words…Venus is pretty damn bright! Hungarian astrophotographer Iván Éder captured this beautiful photograph back in 2004 from Budapest, Hungary. Try a wide range of settings. The basic requirements for photographing the transit of Venus with a digital camera are very much the same as those for imaging sunspots or a partial solar eclipse.

and that also means it’s not difficult to photograph Venus. You do not need an astronomical telescope to find and photograph the five visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). Crop or full sensor DSLR will be the most versatile option. Venus is the third brightest natural object in the sky behind the Sun and the Moon. Any manual control camera will do the job. By Martin Lewis.

Martin Lewis won the Planets, Comets and Asteroids category of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 competition with his image The Grace of Venus. It can be hundreads of times brighter than the other planets and the brightest star.

Here are five tips to help you get the best picture you can. A full-frame DSLR camera and a wide field telescope is a great combination to use when photographing this star cluster. Let’s be honest. Whether you shoot with a top-notch DSLR, a point-and-shoot model, or your cellphone, you can capture the view. Venus (the planet) is a -4.6 magnitude object, and it’s about 18x brighter than Sirius, which is the brightest star in the night sky! May 2012 is a great time to observe and photograph Venus as it’s high in the west after sunset and will look really bright even in … The image below was captured using a stock Canon 5D Mk II and a William Optics Zenithstar 73.