Milky way Photograph with Point and shoot???

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Well the title keeps hardly anything for you to imagine.

I'll be going to the Mountains in a few months and love to click when I feel like. So, was wondering, is it possible to capture the Night sky (milky way) with a point and shoot I have? If so, any tips/tricks/ways/pointers to do so?

BTW, I have the Sony Cybershot DSC H100.

Thank you in advance!
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I doubt without shutter control you can get long exposure.
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Welcome to IndiaMike, Rohanhola

With the whole internet before you, why on Earth would you ask your first question here, on IndiaMike, about a technical matter regarding photography tips and tricks when you coulda' asked the same on a specialist photography forum?
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ViShVa, please do not forget we have experts from photography field, who keep providing valuable info and tips...
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Bah! First post?
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Yes, it is!
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Originally Posted by Rohanhola View Post Well the title keeps hardly anything for you to imagine.

I'll be going to the Mountains in a few months and love to click when I feel like. So, was wondering, is it possible to capture the Night sky (milky way) with a point and shoot I have? If so, any tips/tricks/ways/pointers to do so?

BTW, I have the Sony Cybershot DSC H100.

Thank you in advance!
Do you have a sturdy tripod and a remote trigger ? If not , get them and perhaps something may be done about this.
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Originally Posted by Rohanhola View Post Well the title keeps hardly anything for you to imagine.

I'll be going to the Mountains in a few months and love to click when I feel like. So, was wondering, is it possible to capture the Night sky (milky way) with a point and shoot I have? If so, any tips/tricks/ways/pointers to do so?

BTW, I have the Sony Cybershot DSC H100.

Thank you in advance!
The first thing you need for star trail / milky way shot is your camera having long exposure capability. For milky way you need 20-30 sec exposure, for star trail you can manage with short exposure of 1-2 sec for an hour or so and then get it stitched using numerous free software startrek etc. Also you need a good tripod or something to hold the camera for long interval without shaking. The other requirements are a clear dry sky and less ambient light. happy clicking
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I do not think so ! H100
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My Nikon P600 has max exposure of 4 seconds, but its not able to shoot stars.
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Late response but I hope this helps.

It looks like the H100 has a max shutter speed of 30 seconds in manual mode which could be long enough to get a milky way shot if you set the right ISO. The big problem with any point and shoot camera at 30 seconds will be noise in the image. I'd make sure you turn on any noise reduction options the camera offers.

You'll definitely need some kind of tripod. A remote cable release would also help you avoid camera shake, and can also help you shoot a series of photos which can be stacked to produce star trail photos. You can search the internet for "stack star trails" for great tip on how to shoot, and free software that will automatically "stack" a series of shorter photos to make a single star trail image. You won't get the milky way like a long exposure, but you'll get a lot less sensor noise in the photo so it'll look cleaner.

Best of luck and have fun!

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