Saturday, November 17, 2012

Star Trails

Went out early this morning, looking for some meteors. I saw a dozen or so, including a couple of very bright ones, right about on par with the estimates for this year's Leonids. It may have been a low-key year as far as the Leonids go, but it was the best conjunction of time, light, and sky for me.

I took pictures of star trails - no meteors showed up in my pictures, but I do kind of like this shot of Orion. I used a trick I learned several years ago from an astrophotographer - open the shutter, then cover the lens for 30 seconds to a minute, then uncover the lens once more to make the trails.

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