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Yeah, same thing. It has lots of names!

Nver tried it yet,downloaded star trails prog,but never tried,im assuming you didnt use a wide angle for the star shots?i was thinkin my 50mm or maybe the kit lense zoomed in a bit

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Nver tried it yet,downloaded star trails prog,but never tried,im assuming you didnt use a wide angle for the star shots?i was thinkin my 50mm or maybe the kit lense zoomed in a bit

Used the wide angle, at 12mm for this. The longer the focal length the faster the stars will move across the scene, so you won't need to sand around for so long. But really it comes down to what you want to fit into the frame.

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Used the wide angle, at 12mm for this. The longer the focal length the faster the stars will move across the scene, so you won't need to sand around for so long. But really it comes down to what you want to fit into the frame.

fair play..wangle doesnt often come off the cam other than a bit of fishy fun

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I know the owners of this abbey, really friendly people and have shown me around the place several times and I have infact stayed there overnight. They are working very hard to single handedly restore the property, and have very nearly completed the stables and Brewhouse.

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Thanks Nelly. This was 120 exposures at 30 seconds each, so total time was an hour. These were all shot at ISO800 f/2.8

I also added an extra frame for the lighting on the building which was a couple of minutes (using bulb mode) ISO400 f/8

The shots were then stacked using StarStax, which merges all the photos into one.

Advice:

* Wear twice as much warm clothing as you think you'll need, then add another layer too! It gets VERY cold on clear nights.

* Obviously you'll need a clear night, but try to find somewhere out of the town or city too, to avoid light pollution from street lights.

* Practice. Set up in your garden one evening, and try out the settings. There's nothing more annoying than getting to a location and trying to figure out all the settings you need for the first time in the dark.

Cheers for that fella, I'll post you the results!!!

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Thats is simply wonderful, great set of pics, glad I saw it for myself! That night shot is just beautiful, really need to give that a bash! :thumb

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