Sky at Night - markhumpage
Dec 01/02 2012.  Clear skies at last for the first serious frost of winter. Temps got down -4C here in the East Midlands. Returning to a favourite local landmark, Misterton church nr Lutterworth, Leics. A great foreground composition subject for this star trail. I set up the Olympus E5 with 7-14mm wide angle lens on tripod at F4, ISO 500 and 15s exposure time. Attaching the RM-CB1 cable I locked the cable to take continuous shots all night. Camera was in place approx 1800hrs and I picked it up the following morning at approx 0630hrs. 12 hours of continuous shooting, only made possible by using the DIY dew shield which prevented the camera lens from freezing over. I imported the 2000+ images into StarStax software to provide the final stacked composite. The stars are spinning around the celestial north star (polaris) top right and on the left the stars start to reverse direction. This is the celestial equator. 91% waning moon too!

Dec 01/02 2012. Clear skies at last for the first serious frost of winter. Temps got down -4C here in the East Midlands. Returning to a favourite local landmark, Misterton church nr Lutterworth, Leics. A great foreground composition subject for this star trail. I set up the Olympus E5 with 7-14mm wide angle lens on tripod at F4, ISO 500 and 15s exposure time. Attaching the RM-CB1 cable I locked the cable to take continuous shots all night. Camera was in place approx 1800hrs and I picked it up the following morning at approx 0630hrs. 12 hours of continuous shooting, only made possible by using the DIY dew shield which prevented the camera lens from freezing over. I imported the 2000+ images into StarStax software to provide the final stacked composite. The stars are spinning around the celestial north star (polaris) top right and on the left the stars start to reverse direction. This is the celestial equator. 91% waning moon too!

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