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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:36 am 
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Hello everyone! This is my both my first post on the forums here and my first attempt at getting a nice photo of some star trails. I've always been fascinated by anything and everything having to do with space, stars being no exception. So a couple nights ago when the sky looked clear I brought my gear out to a nearby field in the hopes of getting something nice. I can tell that it's definitely the beginning of a long learning experience, as I had no idea how much exposure time I needed, or that my orientation with regards to the pole mattered (duh, in retrospect).

Any thoughts comments or tips are much appreciated!

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Very nice! I like it.

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Very good first attempt. I think that the tree in the forground really helps to add some perspecte. Csn i ask how long that exposure was?

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Thanks guys. Yeah of course, Muzza96 the photo is made of 29 separate 30 second exposures. Having never done this before, it seems like 20 total minutes of sensor-time might be a good number, giving enough trails without having to sit out in the cold for overly long.


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Very nice - I love the composition.

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