Star trails

The trick to good star shots is a very dark night with no moon or lights from any city of any kind. So I treck out into Amish country to get these shots. Also use a tripod! Cover the lens while pushing the shutter button, then move your hand away. The camera can pick up any and all vibrations, even the shutter button.

Usually these shots take about a 1 hour exposure to get trails like this. It's good to have a shutter remote that can be locked in place to hold the shutter button open that long.

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