I was just wondering if there was a preffered setting or temperature to set the white balance to for taking wide field astrophoto's, and can it vary depending on the target object?
I tried a couple of different preset options on my Nikon when I was taking pictures of comet McNaught, but the Auto setting seemed to do the best job on that occasion.
I am leaning towards Tubgsten and Flouresent when shooting, with the light pollution it makes the sky a little more natural looking. I tried a series of 15 second shots and changed the white balance on it. Give it a try, your sky may differ slightly. Or read up on setting your own custom white balance..
With the Canon, most people recommend the standard Daylight setting for the White Balance for astrophotography, you will need to make a Custom Setting with a Grey Card if the camera is modified at all.
All my pictures have been done with the Daylight setting with no adverse affects.
Thanks for the replies.
I thought someone might have been able to give an exact temperature with some scientific reasoning behind it, but what you guys have said is about what I thought and it's good enough for me!