12 hours ago
Comet-Like Star Trails Looking Southwest From Palomar Mountain.
This was originally an attempt to capture a bright fireball Perseid meteor or two, but that didn't happen. I shot this the same night as the Perseids star trails photo I posted the other day, but this was earlier in the night. Though the nearly full moon was quite bright, I hoped to *maybe* capture a rare bright fireball Perseid over the urban lights in the background. Well, no fireballs, so I decided to salvage these frames and make some star trails instead. This is 147 frames each shot at 20 sec f/4.4 ISO 800 29mm with a Canon 6D and Canon 17-40mm f/4L lens. Total exposure time is 49 minutes. Processed in StarStaX using the "Comet Mode" option.
This was shot from a vista point atop Palomar Mountain facing southwest. The urban light pollution is from Valley Center, San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, and Del Mar.
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