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  1. Tobias W.
    April 20, 2020 @ 16:07

    Very nice article. Thanks for sharing this!

    I agree, it is possible to take beautiful night time images with a small sensor camera. I found this shot by Bryce Bradford
    on Flickr: Nocturne. This was taken with an Olympus XZ-2. Yeah. Jaws dropped. I couldn’t believe that amazing result either.

    I will try the image stacking technique with my E-M1 setup. I am hoping to get my hands on the 8mm f/1.8, which should also help with getting in more sky and reducing the ISO some more or keeping shutter speeds lower.


  2. David Bateman
    April 20, 2020 @ 16:07

    Great article,
    Actually one of the most popular sensors for Astrophotography is the similar one in the Olympus Em1mk1, the Panasonic MN34230. Its inside the ATIK Horizon, Horizon 2, ZWO 1600MM, the QHY 163 camera.
    These are very popular.
    An other popular M43rds sensor is the 10Mpixels Sony IMX294. It found in many other dedicated Astrophotography cameras.


  3. Tomek
    June 7, 2020 @ 11:47

    Absolutely brilliant tutorial, thanks!


  4. Stefano Foresi
    August 12, 2020 @ 20:26

    Thanks for you tips.
    I’ve started shooting the Milky Way with my E-M10 mk1 years ago, now I’ve moved to a new E-M5 mk3 but for my first shooting night I haven’t got a great result: I’ve shot at ISO 3200 with a lot of noise. I’ve tried to stack in Sequator but the result is not satisfaying. The single RAWs have a color gradient different for each shot (some tend to red, others to blue, green, cyan etc), those images where captured using in-camera time lapse timer. I’m trying to figure out witch is the problem. Any help would be appreciated, thanks 🙂


    • Dario
      August 16, 2020 @ 14:50

      if yo werent’t shooting RAW i would say its a white balance issue, you can try white balance 3500 kelvin


    • Walter
      August 17, 2020 @ 22:27

      Always shoot at fixed white balance, either “sunny” or “cloudy”. I find ISO 3200 too noisy and wouldn’t go higher than 1600 but YMMW.
      Never had a problem with the witch, though. 😉


  5. Serge
    January 12, 2021 @ 13:57

    I have Olympus ED-M10, I always have been fascinated with the night sky, i have huge telescope and always watch the Nebulas, planets, and stars. I wanted to finally take some good pictures, I bought a camera that I could afford the Olympus M10, and have been messing with it for a week, figured some setting for not shots where dark streets look very nice and bright and grass is green…lol But I would really appreciate if someone can help me with settings for stars and Milky Way shots.
    I also bought an adapter so I can take pictures through telescope, and I bought Micro Lens Fisheye view… please help, I’m just starting to use cameras and not smart with it, I cant even adjust the focus


  6. Wolfgang Medlitsch
    July 25, 2021 @ 17:01

    the size of an MFT sensor is a quarter the size of a FF sensor, the diagonal is the double size!


  7. Miguel
    December 9, 2022 @ 00:37

    Very good detailed experience/information. Thank you for sharing.


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