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6-20-2012 starttrail-fireflies Mike Rosinski

With the heat wave the fireflies are going bonkers here!

Wed June 20, 2012 night, about 3 hrs worth during shortest night of the year.

I had to start imaging at 11pm, too light before that.

Many 25 sec exposures, 15-85 zoom lens at 15mm on crop T1i @ ISO800.

Stacked using StarStaX.


I used techniques I have developed & described here.


Hidden gem: There is a meteorite streak above the home chimney slightly left and up, see it?


A "better"version is the final submission for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 competition, located here


I did not win in my category called "Earth and Space" in the Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012.

But I did get a "Highly commended" and my image is posted on their webpage below, so I'm excited about that!

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Taken on June 21, 2012