have looked at time lapse photographs taken by people
on the Internet and marveled at the beauty of what they have captured.
Trying to take similar pictures on my modest digital camera produced
poor results. So how do they do it?
Further research on the Internet showed that what is needed is not your ordinary digital camera but a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) type of camera. These modern digital cameras have a much wider range of options and adjustments, not found in the ordinary digital camera. In particular is higher ISO sensitivity, which is the "film sensitivity ratting" and much longer shutter open times. This allows the faint stars to be photographed in great beauty.
My first attempts are below and I hope to greatly improve on these.
The camera is a Canon 60D