If you want some quick shots, you'll need a lens with wide aperture. The F-stop needs to have a small number. Like as close to f/1 as it can get. That allows the aperture to open up super wide to allow more light in and make photos brighter. Don't use anything higher than f/2.8 for night time if you don't want noisy images. f/1.2 or f/1.4 will be excellent for stars. Use a tripod and low ISO setting with longer exposure time for better stability and blur-free photos. Stars move, so longer exposures = more star blur as they drift (pic is an 8 second exposure with 50mm f/1.4 ISO100). If you want really good photos, of stars without the motion blur of the stars moving, you'll need to get a star tracker for your tripod/camera. That will take your images to a whole new level and you'll be able to use apertures like f/5 or f/8 with much longer exposure times.
If you don't mind lots of noise, in the image, you can use higher ISO setting so that you can take shorter exposures without a tripod. That can also help compensate for smaller apertures like f/5 that most kit lenses have. Keep in mind that long exposures and higher ISO settings can result in high levels of hot pixels and noise, respectively. You can see an example of hot pixels in this image. They are the, "stars," that are not streaking when you zoom in closely.
If you are going to use a tripod, I highly suggest you get a wireless remote, for the camera, so you don't need to touch the camera to take a photo.