Photographing Star Trails and Meteor Showers
Thursday 15 July 2010
Just in time for the Perseids Meteor Shower in August, I’ve published a short article to help you with Photographing Star Trails and Meteor Showers.
- Requirements: Tripod; clear, moonless night with no lights; remote or cable release; fresh batteries
- Star Trails require exposures times into hours – easy for film cameras but hard on digital due to noise.
- Alternative: take a series of 30sec to 1min exposures and digitally combine them
- This method is best for Meteor Showers: point camera at the radiant; shoot a series of 1min exposures.
For more info – read on...