Sky at Night - markhumpage
Sept 29/30 2011 startrail. This wonderful image was featured in the Leicester Mercury on Wed 5th October - http://bit.ly/nheQlM The autumnal heatwave & clear skies continues. A nice combination of a 9hr startrail set against the Gilmorton wind farm with the 0510 hrs ISS flyby just above the turbine. This is how I setup the shot. Olympus E5 with 8mm fisheye on tripod overlooking the wind farm. Camera M mode with shutter speed set at 15s and aperture wide open at F3.5. Using a remote trigger I set the camera to shoot continuous all night from 2030hrs until 0530hrs in the morning. This included for the 0510hrs ISS flyby. I woke early & retrieved camera (yawn yawn). Once back home I imported the 2000 images into Mac and stacked with StarStax software. Removed a few plane trails and the final composite is what you see :-)

Sept 29/30 2011 startrail. This wonderful image was featured in the Leicester Mercury on Wed 5th October - http://bit.ly/nheQlM The autumnal heatwave & clear skies continues. A nice combination of a 9hr startrail set against the Gilmorton wind farm with the 0510 hrs ISS flyby just above the turbine. This is how I setup the shot. Olympus E5 with 8mm fisheye on tripod overlooking the wind farm. Camera M mode with shutter speed set at 15s and aperture wide open at F3.5. Using a remote trigger I set the camera to shoot continuous all night from 2030hrs until 0530hrs in the morning. This included for the 0510hrs ISS flyby. I woke early & retrieved camera (yawn yawn). Once back home I imported the 2000 images into Mac and stacked with StarStax software. Removed a few plane trails and the final composite is what you see :-)

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