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Star trails at Hopkins Prairie, Ocala National Forest | by RyanSMcKee
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Star trails at Hopkins Prairie, Ocala National Forest

Looking southwest around 9:15pm to 10:15pm. I was visiting my grandfather in Ocala this weekend and on the way home I decided to take a detour through the Ocala National Forest as it was forecast to be a super clear and dry night; perfect for seeing Comet PANSTARRS. I set up my camera on the tripod hoping to catch a glimpse of it but no luck. After looking through my shots i decided to layer what i had in StarStax for a nice star trails effect.

 

95 30" exposures layered in StarStax.

f 3.5

iso 3200

10 mm focal length

NR off and reduced in Lightroom.

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Taken on March 17, 2013