Dark Skies

Dark Skies


Night time photography consistantly produces some of the most stunning photographs on the planet. Dark Skies is here to help you optimize those photographs. The longer you expose a digital camera sensor to light the more photons it is able to detect, thus the longer you can expose your cameras sensor to the night sky, the more stars you will see in the pictures. There is a catch though, because the earth is moving, if you expose the camera too long the stars will blur, when done intentionally this effect can be stunning, but sometimes that is not the desired result. To use Dark Skies, simply select your Camera, and the focal legnth of your lense, and Dark Skies will use the 600 rule to calculate how long of an exposure you can have. Thanks for downloading Dark Skies.

Recent changes:
Thanks for all the feedback, Now you can select the exact crop factor if you prefer. Time is now show to 2 decimal places, and the flashlight feature is available for easy use while taking your photographs at night.
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About Dark Skies
Night time photography consistantly produces some of the most stunning photographs on the planet. Dark Skies is here to help you optimize those photographs. The longer you expose a digital camera sensor to light the more photons it is able to detect, thus the longer you can expose your cameras sensor to the night sky, the more stars you will see in the pictures. There is a catch though, because the earth is moving, if you expose the camera too long the stars will blur, when done intentionally this effect can be stunning, but sometimes that is not the desired result. To use Dark Skies, simply select your Camera, and the focal legnth of your lense, and Dark Skies will use the 600 rule to calculate how long of an exposure you can have. Thanks for downloading Dark Skies.

Recent changes:
Thanks for all the feedback, Now you can select the exact crop factor if you prefer. Time is now show to 2 decimal places, and the flashlight feature is available for easy use while taking your photographs at night.

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A Google User
Jul 17, 2014
Not enough Adding a stopwatch would be great as well as a night mode (red and black coloring only) also since most people live in the northern hemisphere and choose to shoot the center of the milky way you might want to use the rule of 500 as opposed to the rule of 600 since those stars are further from the earth's axis. I only use the rule of 500 though in the winter 600 is ok.
A Google User
May 2, 2014
You're kidding, right? You already have this app installed on your device. It's called "Calculator". You calculate 600/(focal length) = exposure time (in seconds). And that's only if you have a APS-C sensor. What a joke. Also highly suspect that the app is 5MB and needs access to your camera and can send information through networks. Looks like this is just for the developer to peep on you using your own camera without your knowledge.
A Google User
Mar 29, 2014
Lacks current inf No mention of any Canon that I am sure has a 35mm sensor such as 6D, any 5D. No Nikon 5000 series or 7000 series. There is a Canon 70 (does it exist?), no 70D. There are separate lists Canon, Canon EOS, a distinction Canon does not make. Max lens length covered is 300mm.