The Fuji FinePix SL-1000 has a maximum zoom of 100x digital. Other settings, e.g. ISO, F-stop, Shutter speed, are also very easily adjusted between shots. I use a very sturdy tripod with a 3-point geared head. Since the objects in the sky are constantly "moving" this makes it easier to get the object properly framed. In addition, I normally use a 2-second delayed shutter. All of this helps get a crisper/clearer shot of those far away objects in the sky at night. This shot shows Jupiter and the Four Galilean Moons. Notice how two of them are very close together.