DSLR Astrophotography: What settings to use for each type of target?

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

A DSLR camera is the easiest way to get into Astrophotography. We started out with a very cheap Canon t3i from Ebay, and upgraded to a Canon 7D Mark II about a year and a half later. We have gotten great images with these, but we also had to trash lots of files over time because the settings we used weren't great for the type of target.

We often get questions on how we choose our DSLR camera settings depending on what we image, and decided to make a tutorial explaining our reasoning.

You can view all the settings we use for each target in our