Romax12 wrote in post #15519693
i've tried to do a little star trails photography and this was the result:
Lovely image and color! I think your camera was pointing to the South-east in this image as that constellation in the center look like Canis Major to me. If so, you've bagged the brightest star, Sirius, in the night sky in this image. It's that bright streak in the center.
so, as you can see, i didn't capture the spinning that i wish to photograph. you know, when there's one star in the middle which isn't moving and all of the other stars make a circle around him?
i think i heard somewhere that the star im looking for is called "polar" or something.. is that right?
and how can i find this star?
i live in israel if that matters.
thanks for helping
Get a magnetic compass, a GPS unit, or a map of your area. Find your North and point your camera that way.
P.S. You are on a higher latitude than where I am and as long as there are no obstructions (trees, buildings, etc) in my view, I can see Polaris just fine. Which means Polaris is in view for you, too.