I'm on my mission to get a shot of Milky Way above Krakow in Poland.
My first tries with D5200, well let's say, wasn't satisfying. But after getting D500, things started to look pretty cuddly
First attempt without even trying to mess with the settings.
Original photo looked like that - View to the ESE.
One big milkyish way to see something somewhere... OK, it is almost overexposed, and that's very good!
And after a few tweaks in LR:
There is a feint Milky Way on the right side of the photo to the center.
Left up is the satellite SERT 2 flying from the constellation Aquila up to the Sagitta.
If anyone was interested with the specs:
18-105mm at 18mm f/3.5
I could try to boost up ISO leaving 15s exp cause the histogram left me some space to move.
Unfortunately 15s is the maximum what I can do from the city center.
And two more shots just for fun. The same settings and this time without originals.
N - top is the axis of the Milky Way that's why there are so many stars.
And the bottom left near three stars of the Andromeda constellation of course Andromeda Galaxy.
S - right brightest dot is Mars
So what can I say? Even in the really bright city, with the very good camera you can get pretty awesome photos
Thanks for watching