he arc of the Milky Way is one of the most dramatic and striking sights visible in the night sky at any latitude. But if you live in a town, city, or anywhere affected by light pollution the first challenge is finding a location where the sky is dark enough to see it clearly. Here are four tips that can help... Once you’ve found the correct area, you need to frame and focus on the stars. Using Live View and setting a very high ISO setting can help, but it will be difficult in any dark sky site. The most reliable method is to arrive at the location before dark, set the focus on the most distant object, and plan your composition before the light disappears. You’ll have to wait until at least an hour or two after sunset to start taking your images. lens, 600/20 is 30 seconds. I find that using this figure produces some star trails, so I’d suggest using a figure of 300, giving a shutter speed of 15 seconds with the same lens. There will still be some movement visible at 100%
Below A wide-angle, wide-aperture lens like this 20mm f/2.8 model is ideal for starscapes.
kit list: starscapes You will need… Camera capable of shooting ISO 1,600 to 3,200 Wide-angle, wide-aperture lens