Category Archives: Astrophotography

A Wonderful Weekend

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Last weekend we finished our 3rd annual astrophotography and camping meetup at Spruce Knob, WV. Each year the event becomes a little more popular and this year I think was the best yet.

This shot was taken on the far side of the lake looking north. The exposures were a collection of 2 minute exposures that spanned a period of about an hour and 45 minutes. I would have preferred to let the exposures keep going for 2 or 3 hours, but I was also expecting to get up early for sunrise and unfortunately I’m the type of person that needs a fair amount of sleep. I usually use Photoshop to assemble my star trails but this time decided to try StarStax and really like the little comets on the end of the each point of light. So I think I’ll be using StarStax a little more often.

If you want to join us on our next camping trip or any of our Meetup adventures be sure to check out our group.

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