StarTrail 08/09 March 2014, Leicestershire, UK. The first clear night skies for months allowed me to run the battery pack for a 7.5hr continuous shoot. Captured with Olympus OM-D E-M1 & 12mm lens.
How did I capture it? - Camera on tripod F2. ISO 320, 15s. Manual focus set to infinity I framed the tree ensuring polaris (north star) around which all other stars spin was located just above & to the left of tree. The first shot was captured/exposed through the lcd screen and then using the remote cable (set to lock) and turning off lcd (maximise battery) I depressed shutter. This allowed the camera to shoot continuous for 7.5 hours. The tree I painted with a torch. To complete the process I transferred all images (High res JPEG) to MAC and imported/stacked in StarStax software. A few plane trails removed using Pixelmator software.
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