Best practices for photographing milky way?

3 years 11 months ago #490882 by Zach Mosher
I noticed some astro photography questions here, however didn't see an astro photography section.  Hope it's okay to post it here.  

First off can you photograph the milky way with just your camera and let's say a 24-70mm lens and still get decent shots?  Or do you need to have telescope?  

Second, what in camera settings would you use?

Third and last question, should any filters be used to block certain lights out?  


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3 years 11 months ago #490940 by effron

Why so serious?
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3 years 11 months ago #491011 by Meskill
Also some good clips here



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3 years 11 months ago #491012 by Meskill
Another one:



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3 years 11 months ago #491013 by Meskill
Another one



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3 years 11 months ago #491054 by astrodave
Those look like great starting points. Good videos.


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