Westerly Star Trails
This 25minute exposure began about ninety minutes after sunset. I haven’t taken any star trails for nearly three years and was initially a little disappointed not to get the trails a bit closer to the horizon. However, looks can be deceiving and the lowest trails actually reach well below 10° from the horizon, where there was considerable murk visible before sunset.
As well as the star trails, there are three late-evening aircraft trails, as the number of flights begin to pick up, with all Australia’s interstate borders opening up again, post-covid.
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|Camera:||Canon 60D, 50 mm, f/5.6, ISO 250.|
|Exposure:||99 x 15 sec = 24.75 minutes.|
|Field of View:||Approximately 40° x 27°.|
|Software:||DPP, Star Trails v2.3, GIMP.|
|Observatory location:||34° South.|
|Image date:||2020- 12-07.|
Images © Roger Powell
I’m a founder member of Macarthur Astronomical Society