June 30/July 01 2011. Startrail facing due south capturing the wonderful effect of the celestial equator, which causes the opposite curvature of the trails. It was a very clear evening and I had 2 cameras star trailing tonight. This captured with Oly E3 & 12-60mm. Just love the detail I get on trails using this lens. Foreground lit with few flash bursts. I used approx 800 images for this. All with 15s exposure, ISO 400, & F2.8. Final stacked image produced with startrails software.
June 30/July 01 2011. I think this is my best fisheye startrail to date. Worked out great with polaris bang in the middle. I gave the image more natural composition by offsetting the tree as the foreground subject, lit with few flash bursts. Just see the horizon noctilucent making an appearance too bottom right. Captured with Oly E5 & 8mm fisheye. Approx 1000 exposures at 15s, ISO 500, F3.5 stacked with startrails software.
June 28_29 2011. Summer startrail with noctilucent. Clear skies following the passage of a cold front set up for a good night of star trailing and potential to catch noctilucent. I was lucky as the NLC's came out to dance approx 0300hrs just before daybreak, as seen her in the bottom right of the startrail. Foreground lit with flash bursts. Approx 800 exposures total for this one shot. Captured with Oly E5 & 7-14mm. 15s exposures, ISO 400, F4 shot continuous through night. Final stacked composite produced with startrails software.