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Old 11-08-2016   #11
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Take a look at the articles on shooting the Milky Way on Photo Pills -

www.photopills.com/


They also have an app that you can download on a smart phone to help plan Milky Way photographs.

In your second set of photographs, you mention pointing your camera first in a westerly direction, then in a northern direction.

It takes more than just going out at night and pointing your camera at any direction in the night sky to photograph the Milky Way.

You have to consider the time of year, your geographic location (e.g., Northern or Southern Hemisphere), which direction the Milky Way will rise in, hour of night, etc.

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2nd Attempt - Shot with the mirror up and the noise reduction enabled on the Canon T5i. This first show shows the light pollution from Des Moines, Iowa 75 miles (120 km) away.
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Tree's are going to shield much more than just the local light around you. The light pollution goes up well into the atmosphere.
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Here this video on how to shoot Milky Way may help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMN_rpSe7MQ
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I am headed to the woods in southern Iowa to not only deer hunt, but to also try and get some shots of the Milky Way. I look at

DarkSiteFinder.com - Light Pollution Map

and it looks like my area is still somewhat polluted, but am hoping the trees surrounding my campsite will filter a lot of the pollution out.

This is my first time trying to shoot the Milky Way and if anyone has tips, please share them!
According to that link, I have nearly 130 miles to go in order to find some really dark areas. Downside to living in Southern California. There isn't much dark area here.


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