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  1. Thanks Fabio, I love Tenerife, especially Adeje. It seems that from the advice I have been given so far that a bit of trial and error is the way to achieve the best possible exposure. There is no set rule like the 500 rule, but the histogram tip is going to be very useful.
  2. Thank you, I will read the articles in the link.
  3. Thank you for the help, I had read that article, but not seen the video.
  4. Hello all, I have just joined and have been looking around, and putting in various searches to find the answer to my question(s). I have already found some valuable information, but i can't find a specific answer to a question i have relating to exposure times. I have shot the milky way several times before, from a tripod and a wide angle lens. I am aware of and understand the "500 rule" and that worked fine for me at first when i was shooting with my Canon 6D Mark II. When i moved over to the Sony A7III i noticed significant trailing using the same rule and that led me to the NPF rule (Via the photopills app incase people dot know). I am heading back to Tenerife once again in about 6 weeks time and want to buy a star tracker so i can get some really detailed images. I have done a fair bit of research and in principle, the whole thing doesn't seem to be too daunting or difficult. I have purchased the Polar Scope Align Pro app so i can align Polaris as accurately as possible, i will practise putting the unit together and familiarising myself with the different parts etc, but it is the exposure times that i do not understand. My best glass is the Carl Ziess 50mm F/1.4 Planar, the 18mm F/2.8 Batis, the Sigma 35mm F/1.4 Art & the IRIX 15mm F/2.4 Blackstone. I currently do not own, nor have i ever used a tracker, and I cannot find any information relating to which aperture, ISO and Shutter length any of these focal lengths should or could be shot at. Is there anything similar to the 500 rule or NPF rule that relates to using a tracker with varied focal lengths? or is it just a case of stepping the lens down for sharpness and then trial and error? Thanks in advance, Matt.
  5. Hello all, As the title says, i have just joined up to the group here. I started photography about 2 years ago and was immediately drawn to milky way photography. Unfortunately i live in one of the worst places in the world for light pollution (London, England). I have taken several trips to Tenerife, Spain and driven to the top of Mount Tiede purely for the purpose of photographing the Milky Way. Naturally the next step for me is a star tracker, and whilst doing my research, i stumbled across this forum. I thought this might be a good place to get some advice and read a few reviews. I have some pretty decent camera equipment such as the Sony A7III, Sony A7RIII, Canon 6D Mark II. i will browse the forum and try to find my answers before posting, but hope to interact with a few of you soon. All the best, Matt.
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