[Help] Questions regarding shooting the Milky Way using Canon 7D + Sigma 18-35 combo

[Help] Questions regarding shooting the Milky Way using Canon 7D + Sigma 18-35 combo

Apologies for creating a new question thread, but the WAAT was from Sept 16-22 and I didn't see one for this week yet. Hence this thread.

I am about to head to a forest in MO to hopefully shoot the milkyway. I am aiming for widefield shots and not any specific objects.

I am hoping to use the following equipment:

Canon 7D

Sigma 18-35 f/1.8

Remote triggers

Gorillapod

Additional heavy duty tripod just in case.

This is more of a learning experience at this point which is why I am not looking to buy any more equipment for this particular trip.

Questions:

What are somethings to keep in mind to make the best of this equipment?

The AOV of the lens at 18mm is 42.3º. How can I use this best to get a panorama of the Milkyway? Is this even possible?

Since I will be shooting at ISO 1600–2000, what can I do to minimize noise? Last time I shot something like this, noise reduction was hard because I couldn't differentiate noise from stars. This was despite using the in camera noise reduction which actually shoots dark frames to achieve this.

Thanks! :)

Submitted September 23, 2016 at 10:41AM by ReaperOfGrins from reddit http://ift.tt/2d3kC5l via /r/astrophotography