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When do you need a tracking device?

glxman

South Australia, AU
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glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Sat 26-Jan-13 11:25 AM

2 questions I guess,
Is a tracking device desirable for the moon?, and
Do you need a tracking device to stop stars "streaking"?

I have seen some great shots of the milkyway here,
Would like to attempt a night star image but I'm not a fan of the "rotating star effect"

I am also concerned about long exposures and possible sensor damage?
Regards,
Gary

I used to have a photographic memory but never got it developed

G