Ten Steps to Photograph the Milky Way
Bonus tip: Start with ISO 3200, 20 seconds, f/2.8 as a starting point, this is what I call my 'no fail' setting. There is a lot more involved to get the perfect exposure, but this will get you a good exposure 90% of the time.
first of all a huge thank you to for the tips and other things :D
i have a canon 60D with 18-200mm lens and i dont exactly know how to set up my settings where the lens goes only upto f/5.3 as its widest :( so what do i do for that ?
@ Joe M. Use the 500 rule as stated above and you should be able to eliminate those streaks.
@ Valerie. Here is a website I used to calculate the best time to get a Milky Way shot for my location. http://www.skyviewcafe.com/skyview.php
David, your stuff is fascinating and I'm absolutely enthralled currently. My only question is how do you get such great long exposures without using some sort of equatorial mounting system? When I try to capture night shots all I get are star streaks.
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