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Star trails

By pennyspike
I've posted this in the hope that one or two of you might be seeing stars this week.Smile
If you're interested in the night sky join in the star count this week.
Details can be found here and here

This is one I took back in September on a very starry night at Portland Bill. I even caught a couple of meteors.
It's a stacked picture 130 X 30 secs shots. The bright streak at 6.30 in Jupiter rising.
f5 iso 400

Tags: Night sky

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31 Jan 2011 11:56AM
Beautiful creation, well done.........

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Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
31 Jan 2011 12:24PM
Hi Penny, I love how it portrays the rotation of the Earth. I seem to click alot on star trail shots these days. Some great examples on here.

By the way, your links don't work. I think you've put the "link" and "link text" bits the wrong way round! Smile

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 12:26PM
Beautiful work! The roof sillouette adds to the shot! Lovely.
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
31 Jan 2011 12:35PM
Probably one of the best star trail shots I've seen.

I tried the links too and agree they're probably the wrong way round - but they can be copied and pasted into your browser


EDIT: Ah, I see you've changed the links now Smile
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 12:41PM
Thanks for the comments & the link problem, you're right I did it in haste, never a good idea. I hope they work now.Smile
Orion shone out so brightly last Monday night when coming home without a camera, I bet it will be really cloudy all week now I want to count stars.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
31 Jan 2011 1:48PM
Wonderful what you can do with a very long exposure and PS filter circular blur. If it were mine I would crop the top 3rd off the sky or is it important that we see it all ? Smile
pennyspike 14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 2:12PM
Thanks Mavis but no circular blur,it's all from the camera. This one isn't so much about composition as the entirety of the trails. What you see is the movement of the earth against the stars. Instead of leaving the shutter open for over 2 hours, which would result in too much noise, I took 130 identical pictures using a remote then stacked them with a free downloadable programme so you can see the trails in all their glory. I particularly enjoy seeing the different colours.
The effect of the light pollution above the huts can be clearly seen even though it's in a very good part of the country.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
31 Jan 2011 4:52PM
Brilliant. Paul
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 5:43PM
Nailed that one Penny ! Di would be proud, x
31 Jan 2011 8:12PM
Great shot, well done.
Patience is a virtue, so the saying goes. I think you proved that here Paenny, well done.

MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2011 8:41AM
An amazing shot. breathtaking I think

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