The next astrophotography tips apply whether you are shooting deep sky with a DSLR and telescope, or with a simple camera lens on a tripod. Should you be just getting the feet wet, and so are looking to capture a picture of the night sky which includes colourful, sharp superstars and perhaps a galaxy or nebula - these 7 astrophotography hints will help you get there.
As a preface, the bare minimum you need to take an astrophotography image just like the one below is a DSLR Camera, A basic camera zoom lens, and a durable tripod. For a fantastic shot, extras like a remote shutter wire and a star tracker mount are advised, but not necessary. None of the pictures on this site were captured utilizing a telescope.