3 comments on “Astrophotography: Star Trails

  1. Thank you for the tips and details. This is a shot that I’ve been wanting to attempt for awhile. Astrophotography is such an intimidating thing. But, I think I could handle this, probably…

    • You’re welcome! I think the wide field shots are definitely more approachable and a great place to start with astrophotography. They are very forgiving and need almost no knowledge of orbital mechanics and astrophysics. They will also allow you to develop/fine-tune your post processing and editing techniques – these are absolutely indispensable in astrophotography as the light has traveled so far through so much that it must be processed and re processed to finally give you a decent representation. Take your new camera out on a clear night, use Google Sky Map mobile app to find Polaris and snap away. Try different settings. Have fun! 🙂

      • I have taken a few astronomy classes, and am continuing to work on my knowledge in that area. It’s the mechanics of the camera I struggle with. Lol. Thank you for taking the time to reply. I’m really excited now. 🙂

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