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Photographing the comet Neowise and more: Bob Vanderbei

Techstination feature for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.     The comet Neowise has been putting on a show in the night skies this month….and it is easy to come away with some fun photos..no telescope necessary.    Princeton University Professor and astrophotographer Bob Vanderbei…says what you need is a camera and a tripod…

“The tripod has to be nice and sturdy and stable.    And then you take a ten second exposure…and I took several.   I took more than a hundred I think over the course of twenty minutes.   And then figure out which one’s the best.  That’s one of the tricks of the trade.”

You can check out a video version of our interview …complete with some of Bob’s spectacular images….on our Web site.  And head to Vanderbei.princeton.edu/images for more.     Bob by the way, is co author of the National Geographic book Sizing Up the Universe.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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