Hi Everyone!! My goodness I'm so happy with my first astrophotography outing :) I spent a few days researching how to get the best results with my DLSR camera before heading out and I'm not disappointed! I'm using Stellarium to help locate the area of the sky I want to shoot. I was using a 12mm lens f2.8 speed due to the lens I did get some lens distortion around the edges. Being the first time I went out I wasn't looking to get the best shot, I was just wanting a bassline and I was going to be happy if I could see the Milky Way. I think I was too close to my town as in the first photo you can see some light pollution and the fourth you can see it on the left there. Also my province has been on fire all summer so you can see the smoke on the horizon. Thanks to the photo gods the smoke cleared up one night almost to encourage my new found photo fun.
The editing process is what I'm finding to be the most confusing aspect of star shooting. This is a learning curve for me and it seems every star photographer has very different opinions on how to do this. If you have any good resources on star photography that doesn't use startrackers please put a link in the comments or let me know! Thanks in advance :)