Beautiful
posted June 15th, 2014  
Awesome capture.
posted June 16th, 2014  
Awesome. I know how difficult these are to do and the time it takes!
posted June 16th, 2014  
Lovely can you explain me the procedure in detail I wish to try one
posted June 16th, 2014  
@drsridhar First, clear sky, no moon and very little light pollution (which is hard to find). Tripod. Camera set to manual, ISO 1600-3200 and f5.6 or 8, you have to experiment to find what works for you. Focus at infinity, again on manual. I have failed to get the focus correct many times and have wasted many hours because of it. I also take the photos in jpeg mode. That way I don't have to convert the image more than necessary. I found that setting the white balance on the camera to "incandescent" removes the blue from the image, giving a darker background.

I have a NEEWER Digital Timer Shutter Release Trigger Remote EZa-N3, set at 30 sec exposure, 5 sec in-between as seen by the gaps in the straight lines in the photo above. Max number of images that the shutter release will allow in 399, which is roughly 4 hours.

all the images are stacked using StarTrails, found at http://www.startrails.de/html/software.html. Not only can you do star trails with the program, you can do sunrise/sunset photos http://365project.org/byrdlip/365/2014-02-19
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1l1nf4fmFAWddif-wgUrRQGWVviinr7fe9Y-7HRZ0cpQ/edit
http://www.astropix.com/GADC/SAMPLE7/SAMPLE7.HTM



posted June 17th, 2014  
My sincere thanks for the excellent explanation of the procedure along with the ref. Let me try my luck, with the above guidance.
posted June 17th, 2014  
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