I’m just back from a long weekend in Big Bend National Park during which we stayed (again) at The Leapin’ Lizard Guest House in Terlingua. The skies are so beautifully clear out there that I had to play with some star trails and here’s the result of my attempt from April 30th.
This comprises about 60 3 minute exposures taken between 9:30pm and 12:30am that night along with a post-sunset HDR of the cabin itself merged into the foreground (which was just a silhouette in most of the startrail frames).
I don’t do a lot of night sky photography and I don’t have all the gear I would need to do serious deep sky imaging but I do enjoy capturing the Milky Way. When I’m out at night, it’s easy to leave a second camera capturing trails while I muck around with other images. These are also very easy to process using StarStaX.
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I have been thinking about doing some star trail astrophotography as I think it is so cool. I guess the darkness of the sky is not such a problem as taking deep sky images which is what I normally do. Great picture by the way!
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