Orion and Company

Orion and Company

The constellation Orion and its neighbors streak over winter woods.

Details: I love shooting star trails, and I particularly love this image because the constellation Orion with his belt of three stars can be clearly discerned in the upper right despite the star trails streaming from it. The bright star in the lower right is Sirius, and the brightest trail near the top-center is Jupiter. This is also my longest star trail photo to date with around 2 hours of total exposure time. Combined with a shot southward toward the equator, this equals long trails. The slightest light has turned the trees nearly white due to the long exposure.

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Here’s a link to a time-lapse video made from the photos used in this video (and yes, I had to edit out the airplane trails dot by dot)

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