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Astrophotography Gallery > Star Trails > Objects in Motion
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: Ahwahnee Hills Observatory
 
I decided to take a completely different route with my star trails, since I have already photographed many of the angles available to me for landscape-based star trails. This photograph shows the motion of my CGEM and imaging scope while they were imaging M95 and M96. With the camera facing due south, it captures the beautiful motion of the telescope as well as three very bright objects. The top streak, brilliant red-white, is the planet Mars. Just below that is a beautiful blue streak made by Spica. The final white-colored streak, coming into the field of view at from left, was made by Saturn. The telescope itself was illuminated by the red and green LED lights on my USB cable. This photograph was taken with in-camera noise reduction turned on.
 
Mount: Standard Tripod
Camera: Canon 60D (Stock)
Scope/Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Guide Scope: None
Guide Camera: None
 
Exposure #1 (RGB):
   1 x 3 Hours @ ISO 100, f/8.0
   1 Darks, 0 Flats/Dark Flats/Bias

 
Integration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes, 0 Seconds
 
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
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