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Tried some star trails tonight.
Been hanging out for some clear sky and stars all week but its been overcast! Such a nice night tonight.
Here are the pics:
The first photo was a 10min exposure on ISO 200 and f/7.1
Which is why you can see the hot pixels, I didn't run LENR (long exposure noise reduction) it was just a test to compare the two images.
The last two photos were taken as individual pics and stacked together.
f/7.1, ISO100, roughly 3min exposures taken 10 times.
Quite happy with the results.
Nice work Cam!
Gotta try this one day when I get out of the city. Too much light pollution here, can only see 1 or 2 stars.
I live about 40mins away from town, when the stars are out they're always crystal clear!
So relaxing and peaceful under the stars.
I didn't even realise I had been out there nearly an hour and half. Completely lost track of time.
Its been something I've wanted to do for ages, last night was a bit of a test run.
Looking forward to finding different spots.
Do you find out the point (where the stars circle) through trial and error?
I love how they visually revolve around that tree
Byza summed it up exactly
I was lucky on the night.
Basically I just shot there as a test to see how it would come out, I didn't pinpoint the exact location. So it is a bit of trial + error.
As a rough guide though the southern cross was visible and very clear so that is what led me to setup in that general direction.
When I get home I'll upload one of the original images which shows you the stars in some detail and their placement.
There is more info on it here (under celestial position)