Posted by Graham Relf at 16:36 on 2011 Jul 14
On my own site I show how to take non-trailing photos with a simple camera on a fixed tripod, stacking with my own software which you can download. The page is here. On subsequent pages I show how you can go on from there to DSLR, equatorial mount, and so on.Sometimes I don’t have my equatorial mount available, only DSLR and fixed tripod. So here’s an example of a photo I took of Comet Hartley and the Perseus double cluster last year, on fixed tripod: here.I do recommend you experiment with the simplest equipment first. You will be amazed what today’s cameras enable you to do (with a bit of software).