Attempting Star Trails
Having recently acquired some essential accessories for the 550D such as a programmable remote & battery grip, I decided to have a go at star trail photography. Here are my results so far!
Here we have the result of around 30 exposures of 60sec duration at ISO1600, F18mm. Aimed at the C.A.S. amateur astronomers going about their business at Agros Astronomy Weekend on 24-25 September!
For the next shot I set up the camera facing East - North East. You can see Jupiter as well as the Pleiades & Orion! Also, towards the end some whispy clouds started to roll in (left edge center). Around 60 x 60 sec shots at ISO1600/F18mm.
This was taken on September 30, from Amiantos. I tried to find a slightly photogenic tree group for this test and also I tried to illuminate them with a red light. You can see the red shine on the lower right edge of the Cedar. 60x 60sec, ISO 1600 at 18mm with the 550D.
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