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How to Photograph The Milky Way? 4 Frequent Questions

Get an insight into photographing the Milky Way in this quick overview of gear, planning, and equipment needed for night sky photography.

1-Which camera do I need to photograph the milky way?

Any DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with Manual Controls will get the job done.

2-Which lens do I need to photography the milky way?

You should choose a wide angle lens with a low f-number (aperture). Typically the focal length for a wide angle lens will be between 12-28mm. Note: Lowest f-number doesn’t always give the best results since lenses have various optical shortcomings that you can learn in our Milky Way Astrophotography Theory Course

3-Which equipment do I need to photography the milky way?

A sturdy tripod A headlamp with red led light.

4-How to plan for a milky way shooting session?

Find a dark spot away from city lights. Check the moon cycle.

Check the milky way season.


Please note that all of the points mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg and there are much more to each question as well as much more points to cover. Astrophotography is a field that you never can stop learning. We have quite a lot of experience up in our sleeves that we’ve gathered over years in the field. If you are really into Milky Way Astrophotography, then we suggest that you start by joining our Milky Way Astrophotography Theory Course

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us

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