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I agree with most of the settings above, but I would make sure to have the shutter set to 30s and the whitebalance at 3000K. Beyond the settings, Southernexposure123 was right about experimentation. Many factors like the moon, light pollution, visibility, and position will affect the shot so just keep trying for a couple nights. If you are interested, I've ...
A different approach to tripod-free long exposures is HandlePod. Hold it by hand against any solid object or attach it with the elastic cord. It is pocket size and weighs just 4 oz.
The moon, and stars and the milky way etc, will require quite different lenses. If you want to take images of the stars, you need a wide, fast (very low F-stop, generally lower then F/2.8) lens. You can get passable images of the milky way with a kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 however it is not great because you'll have to raise your ISO to compensate for a ...
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