Getting good #astrophotography photos has many challenges which makes it well worth doing. You will learn very quickly how your cameras functions work as getting sharp images of objects millions of miles away can really stretch you and your camera's abilities.
I'm reminded of the famous quote by Pres. John K Kennedy.
"We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"
I took this photo of the Moon a couple of nights ago after a phone call from son asking me. "Have you seen the Moon tonight? The moon was low on the horizon and was a deep blood red colour.
This image below was the actual size of the Moon that came out of the camera. Using the RAW files I edited it in Photoshop to bring up the features on the surface and then resized the image to the size in the image above.
Original Moon photo
If you want to improve your photography skills at an accelerated pace then astrophotography is a good way to go. Plus you get to see some amazing sights that you would not see with your naked eyes. And the stars are always there for you to shoot except when it's cloudy.
You also can pick up some odd things flying around in space like these two unidentified objects below.
The Mystery object:
Unidentified Flying Object?
And this image below looks a bit like Saturn but there were many similar blips in the image. I ran it through Astrometry but drew a blank
These two objects were found in the photo below.
Astrometry identified Camelopardalis which is something I had never heard of which was very nice.
It's great fun trying to get some decent images and figure out what they are especially in the dark. :-) The photo below you may recognise if you are in the northern hemisphere. It's the Big Dipper of Ursa Major.
Have a great evening and take a look at the stars wherever you are.
Camera: Canon 70D. Lens Canon 50 mm Settings for individual photos on request.