Star Trails – 2016.9.27.

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Autumn is usually the best time to photograph star trails because of its clear sky conditions. The sky looked clear with many stars when I set up my camera in my backyard for an hour of shooting started at 10:30 pm last night. However, the clouds moved in earlier than the forecast so I ended up have to delete almost 20 shots at the end. In addition, when I was post-processing the 100 shots I took, I found out I had to delete another 20 shots because of the “show-up” of 5 passing airplanes that left the unwanted streaks in the night sky. Nevertheless, I was still able to produce a decent star trails image as viewed from my backyard. I am traveling to Adirondack Region in Upstate New York next week primarily for the autumn foliage scenes but will take any opportunity for some night sky photography.


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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

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