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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:United Kingdom
Keywords:Bognor, Long, Polaris, Regis, angle, exposure, exposure, light, night, north, north, pole, sky, star, star, star, starry, stars, trails, urban, wide
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Dimensions5340 x 3560
Original file size10.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date modified28-May-12 16:16
Star Trails a Short Summers Night

Star Trails a Short Summers Night

This was taken on 26 May from my back garden and is similar to one I took 6 weeks ago but this one covered a lot longer time. Ok technically still spring but it has felt like summer of late. The nights here are getting quite short with sunset at 9.00 and Sunrise at 5.00.

I recently got a new Interval Timer to try out longer exposures and lower ISO settings. The sequence started at 10.36pm and I then went to bed and left it to it taking 2 minute exposures. I was surprised in the morning to find that the Camera’s battery had lasted for 4 hours 24 minutes. As batteries drain faster in the cold it probably helped that the lowest overnight temperature was 16C, 61F.