Night shot with astromodified camera

Star Photography with Astromodified Camera

Infrared Photography is known to show familiar landscapes in an abstract, artistic and new light. In Astrophotography or Star Photography, however, it is more a matter of portraying the objects as "naturally" as possible, just as we see them. This is especially important for night landscapes, where there is also an exciting foreground to photograph.

Modern digital cameras have excellent sensitivity combined with good noise performance and high dynamic range. Yes, you can even capture the starry sky in acceptable quality with your smartphone. So what on earth is there to improve in this kind of photography?

Transmission curve of an Astrofilter - H-Alpha can pass freely
Transmission curve of an Astrofilter - H-Alpha can pass freely

In a nutshell, the red sensitivity of non-modified cameras is very poor. But especially in the red band there are many celestial objects to observe, it is about the important H-alpha radiation. With an Astro conversion, a normal digital camera can see this range excellently.

Neben einem richtigen “Astrofilter” kann auch ein Vollspektrum Kameraumbau die H-Alpha Strahlung für den Sensor sichtbar machen. Die verschiedenen Vor- und Nachteile dieser Filteroptionen für Teleskop Aufnahmen und Nachtlandschaften habe ich in a new article. There is also a new section in the store where you can order your camera's Astro conversion directly.