Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera ?

I'm a beginner- I took my canon eos 40d outside last night to take pictures of constellations and it wouldn't allow me to take the pictures. What could I be doing wrong?


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Try the P mode setting with flash disabled M for manual focus
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