Star Trail Photography

Tips and tricks, and maybe even a few samples.
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Christopher K.
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Star Trail Photography

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A time-lapsed image of star trails above Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola is slide number five in the collaborative gallery from Time Magazine and the Astronomical League. The photographer is Kenny Alexander.

Christopher K.
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Star trail photography--purposefully leaving the camera still and running while the Earth turns--is a popular exercise for beginner astrophotographers. Most often, the camera user will aim it toward Polaris, as with this example from Gianni Tumino in Italy...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200328.html

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