Focusing on the south sky to achieve the reverse arcs of stars (centred on celestial equator).
May 18_19 2011. Another clear night, although I had to wait till 2300hrs for the cloud to clear out. Not a bad result considering an almost full 'Milk' moon was directly behind. Caught a cracking meteor top (9 o clock). Camera was left out at 2300hrs all night and morning. I stacked approx 750 images for this shot, although it would have been more if I'd used my dew shield. Air temps dipped down to about 6C and touched the dewpoint temp, resulting in a sopping wet camera from approx 0300hrs on. Captured with Oly E5 & 7-14mm.
May 12_13 2011. Nice clear evening and perfect for a star trail. Using my barn and the trees as a frame I set my camera out at 2200hrs until the next morning. This shot is a composite of the first 350 images. After this, clouds rolled in and polluted the sky. Spot the meteor at 4 o'clock :-) F2.8, 15s exposures (shot continuous) ISO 400. Captured with Oly E5 & 12-60mm SWD