While there I had the perfect opportunity to do my first star trail. During the first few days we had very strong winds but on the night I took the star trail it was perfectly calm. There was only the occasional wispy cloud in the sky and the almost full moon was high in the sky and shining down on the old truck that was my foreground subject.
The south celestial pole just happened to be right behind the truck - I couldn't have asked for more.
I did try lighting the truck with a torch but the moonlight was sufficient and looked far more natural.
The photo is made up of 123 shots, each 30sec exposures, taken @ 2 sec intervals. These were then stacked in the Star Trail program to create the movement of the stars over the hour the shots were taken.
The Star Trail program was very easy to use and allows you to watch the final picture being built which means you see the trails being formed.
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