Star trails circling the north star

North Star Trails

A second effort to stack photographs for star trails. The dotted line is a plane flying through the field of view, in case you were wondering. This was taken in my back yard, pointing to the north star behind the trees. Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm AF-S VR, Manfrotto tripod, third party intervalometer, StarStax software.

Star Trails

Star Stack

I have just tried stacking star field pictures for the first time, and I have to say I am sold! I have been struggling to get good star trails. Long exposures are fraught with pitfalls on digital cameras, from sensor artifacts to sensor overheating to passing cars blowing out the lights. Taking a series of […]

Super Moon

Obligatory Supermoon Shot

The full moon was up in a clear sky, demanding attention, so I obliged. It’s a super moon, though I am technically nearly a day late. The moon is at its closest approach to earth, and therefore its largest size. It’s really only slightly larger than normal. Any plain old full moon would look about […]