Find a dark sky
A night sky free of light pollution is the basic and most important requirement to even locate the milky way. Be prepared to travel outside your busy city to get good images without the city lights in every image. Similarly, the moon can have the same effect on your milky way images. Capturing the milky way during a full moon will be a waste of time. Try to capture during a new moon.
Know when and where to look
The part of the milky way that is easily visible to the naked eye isn’t available all the time. So,if you are having difficulty finding a milky way, some apps might help you to find the white strip. Dark, Sky Finder, Weather Underground, Go Sky Watch are some of the best apps for smartphones that can help you find it.
Carry a camera with high iso capabilities
You’ll be capturing images in the night with very less available light, and everyone wants their camera’s sensor to handle the conditions without getting an excessive amount of noise in the images. So, it is advisable to use a full-frame camera that has good ISO capabilities. However, that is surely not a necessity.
Carry a fast wide-angle lens
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