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How to improve my milky way shot?

Your image has a severe case of light pollution, there isn't much contrast and the horizon is drowned. The bottom of the picture is much lighter than the top and this seriously reduces your editing ...
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How to improve my milky way shot?

I usually edit (to avoid improve) my sky shoots in darktable with haze removal (dehaze in LR) increase local contrast increase sharpness If the image is greenish as your 2nd one you could change ...
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How can I improve my milky way photographs?

Your biggest challenge seems to be finding a place where the sky is dark enough. Light pollution is washing out the finer details of the night sky. Beyond that, your lens seems to be poorly focused on ...
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Canon700D: Could I take a milky way with this camera?

You sure can. While your lens isn't optimal for Milky Way shots, you can have fun with your kit and impress yourself. Ideally, you will want a faster lens like a f/1.8 or f/2.8 which allows more ...
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Do I need to wait for new moon to get a Milky Way photograph?

The short answer is 'no' ... but it's really a qualified no. Here's why: Position of the Milky Way band The Milky Way is a band that appears to go all the way around the planet. Roughly described, ...
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How can I blend images taken at different times of the day into the same panorama?

Is there a way to take a same set of images for a panaroma twice Yes. Simply do it a second time. You can be more consistent by using reference markings. For the tripod, that could be the join of ...
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Exposure in Astrophotography

OK - first, the H-alpha issue: DSLRs incorporate an Infra-red blocking filter, so that the colours come out correctly for normal shots, without being affected by infrared wavelengths. Unfortunately, ...
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How to have colors in Milky-way?

Esa Hi. I too, after taking a not-dissimilar picture to your first effort, had similar thoughts and determined to see if I could improve. I'm still on that "journey", loving every minute of it, and I ...
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Milky way photography without startrails

To avoid trails you have to know how long a star stays in the same pixel. A quick way to figure it out: Take a picture of the moon with the your lens. Measure the diameter of the moon (in pixels) in ...
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How can I improve my milky way photographs?

Those pictures you’re trying to reproduce are using mounts to cancel earth rotation, stacking of multiple images and heavy postprocessing. A tutorial workflow can be seen here: https://pixinsight.com/...
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Milky Way Photo

If I understand correctly what you're asking: just get to the site and look up. The Milky Way is bright enough to see with the naked eye when light pollution is low. You can also use something like ...
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Is it possible to capture the Milky Way with a planetary camera?

It will be possible for you to capture small areas of the Milky Way with that setup, but the angle of view you can see with that telescope will be much too narrow to be able to see what one usually ...
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Will using drizzle for wide field milky way photography provide much benefit?

You can probably gain a little, but (as you've already seen) at the expense of considerably slower post-processing, and quite a bit of extra storage space. Given that you're shooting with a fairly ...
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How to set exposure for photographing the milky way?

I want to photograph the milky way but have had troubles with ambient light. Then don't shoot in areas with any ambient light. ... full moon which I found is surprisingly bright Then don't shoot ...
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Milky way photography without startrails

The very best way to do astrophotography without star-trails is to use a motorized tracking head for the tripod (such as a Sky Watcher "Star Adventurer" head or an iOptron "Sky Guider Pro" head.) ...
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Is it possible to capture milky way on Phones like PoCO F1?

Yes, it is possible, although the result will likely be mediocre. Why? Phone camera's sensors are tiny compared to DX or FX, therefore they are much noisier Nice Milky Way pictures are achieved by ...
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Is it possible to capture the Milky Way with a planetary camera?

Sorry, but I would say that rig offers No Hope for Milky Way pictures. Specs say that camera has a 1/3 inch sensor (tiny, like in a iPhone), and it is a 400 mm lens (extreme telephoto for that sensor ...
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Milky way photography without startrails

To capture images of the Milky Way without star trails, you must use a wide-angle lens along with a shutter speed of no longer than 30 seconds, with an aperture of f/2.8 and an ISO of 3,200. A ...
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Milky Way Photo

I just finished reading a wonderful step-by-step article, "How To Shoot Truly Contagious Milky Way Pictures" by Antoni Cladera In addition to equipment tips, examples, and insight, is a Milky Way ...
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Milky Way Photo

Davids answer is best, but as part of your research, just Google: Milky Way September (or substitute October). Lots of articles. October is getting late, but Sept should work. The galactic center in ...
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Milky way Photograph with Point and shoot?

You should probably read this article on taking shots of the Milky Way. Just to pick out one specific example, they show a shot taken with a Canon T2i ("a much older model" DSLR) and the Canon 18-...
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Long Exposure phtography with milky way and an object

Sounds like you're dissatisfied with the depth of field. Not everything in the photo can be in focus at one time. With astrophotography, you probably are going to be using the largest aperture, which ...
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Why does DeepSkyStacker brighten the stars too much compared to Photoshop?

Change the star detection in DSS stacking parameter/settings. Change the number of stars by percent.
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Why does photographing the Milky Way require short exposure, when star trails need long exposure?

Others have covered it but here is a short summary that MAY help. For a given star in one position a short exposure is adequate. For star trails The required exposure for any given star at one ...
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How to have colors in Milky-way?

Well lets start with post processing as you specifically mention it. You can bump up saturation or vibrance (use the later if available). Here's one I did in GIMP. The method I used was to : load ...
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