suggest manual lens for milky way

Started Jun 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
teaberry Regular Member • Posts: 362
Are you guys using GEMs for these shots to avoid "trailing"?

I was out in southeast asia with a beautiful dark night and when doing 30sec exposure pics, I start to see stars trailing. I notice your pics minimize that so I was wondering if you're using a German Equatorial Mount or some other device? I appreciate the advise as I am very interested in getting into Astrophotography.

Also, any recommendations on a budget telescope to mount the NEX (NEX-7) for under $500? I will have a separate budget for a GEM of course. Thank you.

 teaberry's gear list:teaberry's gear list
Sony Alpha 7 II Sony 50mm F1.4 Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow