- Astro is all about low light and gathering of maximum amount of those tiny photons in shortest time so you need a WIDE "F", that is lower number.
- All your effort (That comes painful at times) would be useless if you don't have enough sharpness or instead have too much CA.
To make a long story short, do you a great favor and save you a tone of cash, only (I repeat ONLY) start with a Samyang/Rokinon 14mm 2.8 and don't listen to anyone else who may divert you attention or confuses you, Period.
Why? Not only this lens has all the two above features, it is produced for a variety of camera mounts, it is as sharp as you want, corner to corner, it is a Full Frame lens so when you grow, it accompanies you, has least noticeable vignette, but also it has one extremely important feature that makes it even above the several times more expensive Canons equivalent focal length L lens and that is it has one of the BEST comma control, second to none. And if you don't know what it is, just listen to others and you see it on every picture you take! I am surprised as to how Rokinon can make this lens and offer it so cheap! People who spent a fortune on Zeiss will hate me, but the so called "14mm Rokinon is the Zeiss for poor-man" notation is not true, because it is very comparable to Zeiss, with only major difference being very low price (tomatoes please !).
I will not add anymore with nonsense words or arguments like Rokinon 14 has Barrel Distortion, has no filter capability, is manual focus, no EXIF, no AF confirmation chips, blub blubbb, that will follow soon, and if you like confusion, wait, you will hear as much as you want.
Have fun and keep tract of your wallet. And don't forget, your best time in astrophotography comes during jet black cloudless nights under the vastest sky, rather than lengthy non sense discussions her. You want a tool to start it all and Samyang 14mm F2.8 is all you need for ultra wide Astrophotography. You can add tracker etc etc later as you interest continues and grows, with least damage to your bank account. My words comes from experience with no commercial interest & are warranted, so if not happy, return it!