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I tried it with my 16-85 during the last trip to C'tal. I couldn't get a good frame since the milky way was right overhead. The moon has risen by then, but yes, with moon in the frame, you're likely to get a lot of distraction.Very Informative, Absolutely Amazing Pics from Experts.
I my want to experiment shooting a Star Trail or Milky Way. I will be a Perfect Location for doing the same, although I am not sure if it will be a Perfect Time.
Few Questions - Should one shoot the Milky Way or Star Trail only on Moonless Night?
Do we require an UWA Lens for shooting the same? ( I am currently using Canon 17-40mm F-4 L Lens)?
Few Tips, Just for Practice before the D-Day.
Thanks in Advance !!!
You need a tack sharp picture for milky way stuff. If the stars begin to trail, it will look weird. There's a formula to calculate the maximum exposure you can keep without getting a trail from the stars. I don't remember it exactly but it was 2.5 times the FL I think. Again, not sure. Check it up. Click on that very exposure, ISO set to 800 or so. Try to keep a mountain or a tree in frame for scaling.