Star Trails

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JJA

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Star Trails
« on: December 10, 2020, 06:43:49 PM »
I wanted to get a picture of the awesome aurora that was predicted tonight that didn't happen.  Oh well.

Skies cleared up enough to get a long exposure and I thought I'd post it.

One of the cool things about doing star trails is you can see the color of the stars much better.  Red, orange, blue and yellow stars are all visible here.  Plus a plane that would have ruined the shot if I actually cared about this one being perfect.

The Draco constellation is a good example.  In the lower left corner you can see Eltanin which is yellow, Rastaban which is orange and Aldhibah which is blue.

I need to do a serious picture now that I'm back where I have actual darkness, but it's too cold to fiddle around any more tonight.




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Shifter

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Re: Star Trails
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 07:07:39 PM »
Nice night sky you got there. Every time I ventured north of the equator there was either so much 'light pollution' or the sun didn't set (Iceland) I never got a good look at the northern hemisphere stars

My city is small enough I am spoiled with stars on clear moonless nights
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faded mike

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Re: Star Trails
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 11:01:04 PM »
Do you live in Canada?
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JJA

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Re: Star Trails
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 12:08:16 PM »
Do you live in Canada?

No but I can see it from my back porch. :)