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Happy trails

Use these tips to perfect one of the easiest forms of astrophotography.
The idea behind photographing star trails is wonderfully simple. Just take your old mechanical camera, point it skyward, and leave the shutter open. With patience, practice, and attention, you can take some stunning and artistic images. I will try to help you understand the details that matter most, but the practice and patience are up to you. Many cameras on the market are capable of making nice star-trail photos. The newer and pricier professional cameras with power-saving, time-exposure modes...

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