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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.

Keypoints:

  1. Requirements: Tripod; clear, moonless night with no lights; remote or cable release; fresh batteries
  2. Star Trails require exposures times into hours – easy for film cameras but hard on digital due to noise.
  3. Alternative: take a series of 30sec to 1min exposures and digitally combine them
  4. This method is best for Meteor Showers: point camera at the radiant; shoot a series of 1min exposures.

For more info – read on...

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