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Lon Seidman shot this stunning star trail picture in Ivoryton, Connecticut just after Hurricane Irene. That pretty much explains the very little light pollution.
“It was shot with a Nikon D7000 and a 50mm 1.4 lens, I think these were probably 25 second exposures that were shot ‘back to back’ for approximately two hours or so. I then dropped the individual jpegs into a free piece of software called StarStax that merged them together to produce the star streaks. This is a preferable method for digital photography given that noise tends to build up with long exposures.”
Lon also did a video showing the stars in motion. If run in 1080p, it also shows some of Jupiter’s moons as well as its movement across the sky. The video can be found here.
Check out Lon’s Flickr page for more photos.
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