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By nooblearner, Junior Member on 27th November 2019, 02:11 AM
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I have searched the internet for examples of Astrophotography with the Google Pixel 4/4XL and couldn't find any other than what Google has put out. So, I recently went to the closest International Dark Sky Reserve in my area and captured these photos.
Am I the only person interested in this feature? 🤔
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27th November 2019, 04:34 AM |#2  
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No, you're not alone I too have been playing with this. I just got my tripod mount and live in the country. I haven't had time to get some shots like yours, very good!
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27th November 2019, 04:54 AM |#3  
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Those are amazing. I might try it now. Have you tried with any human subjects in the photo? Would it even come out at all?
27th November 2019, 09:10 AM |#4  
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Those are amazing. I might try it now. Have you tried with any human subjects in the photo? Would it even come out at all?

Yeah. Like the one with the tree.
By the way, the light on the tree is coming from a cellphone flashlight that was behind the camera. That's a cellphone flashlight at about twenty-thirty feet away!
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27th November 2019, 09:26 AM |#5  
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What about the moon?. Have you guys taken pictures of it yet?
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27th November 2019, 12:35 PM |#6  
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What about the moon?. Have you guys taken pictures of it yet?

I've tried it but suns light on the moon made the picture awful, too much light interference.

You'd need to get a relatively dark moon for it to be decent
27th November 2019, 03:51 PM |#7  
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I've tried it but suns light on the moon made the picture awful, too much light interference.

You'd need to get a relatively dark moon for it to be decent

The picture I took was the November full moon.
27th November 2019, 04:04 PM |#8  
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It certainly a great feature, but it is also pretty niche.

First, you have to have a tripod or other way to hold the phone steady. This isn't that difficult to figure out, but it also means that all the people that simply rush outside to try it the first time are going to get crappy results if they try to hand hold it.

Second, having access to a dark environment away from light pollution is very helpful. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us live where light pollution is a real problem. Even the smallest towns have so many lights that it prevents these dramatic pictures from being taken. The images I have been able to take are "meh" at best. Impressive technologically, but meh photographically......

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27th November 2019, 04:08 PM |#9  
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I have searched the internet for examples of Astrophotography with the Google Pixel 4/4XL and couldn't find any other than what Google has put out. So, I recently went to the closest International Dark Sky Reserve in my area and captured these photos.
Am I the only person interested in this feature? 🤔

It's a great feature, but it's simply not viable for most people due to the excessive light pollution from most cities. I had to drive 1.5 hours away from home just to take my shots: https://www.xda-developers.com/googl...camera-review/
27th November 2019, 04:18 PM |#10  
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It's a great feature, but it's simply not viable for most people due to the excessive light pollution from most cities. I had to drive 1.5 hours away from home just to take my shots: https://www.xda-developers.com/googl...camera-review/

As does anyone attempting to photograph the stars. On a side note, my city is changing out the lighting here to improve star visibility. It has been working. I took this in my backyard. I used Photoshop Express "Vibrant" filter and this is it. All Astrophotography has post processing.
Can you see Orion? 😊
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27th November 2019, 04:21 PM |#11  
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As does anyone attempting to photograph the stars. On a side note, my city is changing out the lighting here to improve star visibility. It has been working. I took this in my backyard. I used Photoshop Express "Vibrant" filter and this is it. All Astrophotography has post processing.
Can you see Orion?

Yes, but that's the problem: Most people won't want to go that far just to take photos of the stars. They might do it during the occasional vacation, though. Since there aren't that many people taking Astro shots, the feature won't get talked about that much.
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