A&P First attempt at star trails.

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  1. twinturboteddy

    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    First breakup in trails I removed 10 frames due to flarring from camp fire nearby. The rest of the breakups resulted in battery issues.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    yeah the breaks looks kinda cool, but it does make me wish they weren't there
     
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    How long?
     
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    reminds me of that van gogh painting
     
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    me too
     
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    The original was 83 frames long. The one you guys see is 73 frames after 10 were removed because of flarring. But my final one I'll upload later is less than 30 frames. I reduced it to remove any breaks in the trails. It looks slightly cleaner because there are so many long lines in the sky, and they aren't broken up.

    Each frame was F/4 and 30s. So 83 frames was almost 2 hours if you factor in the nearly 1 second exp delay for mirror lockup.
     
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    Nice I haven't tried doing that yet. did you use in camera noise reduction? This short of shot used to be much easier and nicer with film though I've seen a lot of good digital ones recently.

    Evan
     
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    Yea I have to agree film might be easier for this shot because you can do it in one long take. Digital has problems doing super long exposures over 5 minutes. The sensor starts to create colors and haze that isn't there, I'm assuming from the sensor heating up from being activated for so much longer than normal.

    But with digital multiple frames I guess you have more controll over the image and how long you want the trails to actually be.

    Next time I'll try just simply pointing it more toward the northern sky.
     
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    I might give star trails a shot tonight since the moon is getting to bright for deep space stuff.
    With the perseid meteor shower peaking just a few hours earlier maybe I'll get a few of them in the frames as well.

    Oh how do you stack the frames? Just a simple stack I'm guessing and not really any aligning.

    Evan
     
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    Dang that's not bad for 2 hours, in my experience I've been lucky to get a few lines over 2 hours.
     
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    No av replies just look so boring.
     
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    :f13nd15h: Gangstah fo' lyfe

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    the ones with the stars at night?

    i forget the name of it.
     
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    Starry Night :dunno:
     
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    Sorry that was sarcasm.

    But yes, "Starry Night"
     

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