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May 19, 2016 00:44 |  #346

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Oct 03, 2016 15:01 |  #347

Owens Valley Radio Observatory, Big Pine CA
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Sep 30, 2017 00:21 |  #348

First real attempt at startrails, the moon was super bright and lots of other light pollution. I should have let it go a lot longer triple or quadruple the amount of exposures. This was 51 exposures at 15 seconds each.


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Oct 01, 2017 21:36 |  #349

NG8JGFX wrote in post #18147257 (external link)
Owens Valley Radio Observatory, Big Pine CA
5D3 ISO 3200 100 shots 25 seconds ea, Rok-14mm, PS Statistics, composite of foreground and trails...
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Oct 21, 2017 19:49 |  #350

after seeing these, I don't think mine is worthy! totally amazing images in here.

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Nov 23, 2017 08:33 |  #351

My first attempt at star trails! Taken in Acra, NY on the new moon in October. This was during the meteor shower, which I caught a few of, but I pulled those out. Used a 5DmkII with a 14mm Rokinon and stacked about 270 sixty second images.

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Dec 07, 2017 23:52 |  #352

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May 17, 2018 16:15 |  #353

Any recommendations for locations within an hour or so of phoenix that are good for star trails? Heading there Sunday-Wednesday for a work trip and want to get out 1 or 2 nites if possible. Thanks!


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May 18, 2018 06:41 |  #354

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From Arches NP a few months back. We don't get skies this clear where I live ; ) Really something to behold.

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May 18, 2018 14:34 |  #355

From Bisti Badlands.

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Jul 26, 2018 06:48 |  #356

This is my first star trail shot. I stacked 672 13 second exposures using Startrails, then lowered the exposure and upped the contrast in PS. Any critique would be appreciated. How do you get the north star to be a pinpoint spot? Is that the result of using Startrails instead of stacking manually?


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My shots were in focus IMO, so I don't think that's the issue (example below)


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Jul 26, 2018 13:35 |  #357

kayl wrote in post #18671046 (external link)
This is my first star trail shot. I stacked 672 13 second exposures using Startrails, then lowered the exposure and upped the contrast in PS. Any critique would be appreciated. How do you get the north star to be a pinpoint spot? Is that the result of using Startrails instead of stacking manually?

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My shots were in focus IMO, so I don't think that's the issue (example below)


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The North Star (Polaris) isn't exactly at Celestial North. It's approximately 40 arc minutes from the celestial pole, so it will never be a pin-point speck of light on star trails... it will always create an arc, like on your shot. Don't worry about it - your image got it right!




  
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Aug 12, 2018 15:29 |  #358

Fifty 30-second exposures with a 28mm lens, blended with a 3 minute exposure for the foreground.

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One observation I made is that my ISO was too high. I guess you don't really want to capture quite so many stars when doing trail images, because then the image ends up looking a little busy.

Another observation: bring my other camera, so I can have two cameras going at once!

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