My name is Andrew and I'm in need of some advice/ direction with my beginning astrophotography setup. I live in San Diego, CA in a Bortal class 7/8 (closer to an 8 probably) area. However, I'm only about 45mins away from a Bortal Class 3.
My current set up is: Canon 80D, iOptron Sky Tracker Pro, Sigma 18-35 f1.8 Art. I also have a NiSi Natural Night Filter.
I currently only shoot Milky Way (when it comes to astrophotography). My setup seems decent for the Milky Way. I only recently purchased the star tracker and I'm very pleased with the results I'm able to come away with. It has me thinking about trying to photograph more wide field deep space objects like nebulas (other beginner friendly objects). I realize that the sensor on my 80D currently filters out a lot of the color range that deep space objects like nebulas emit. If I invested in a entry level optic for wide field objects, would I just be throwing my money down the drain? Is it possible to come away with good deep space photos with a unmodified DSLR? Can the lack of a modified sensor be overcome with something? Or is it an uphill battle not worth fighting?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much,