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Contains:  Star trails
Star Trail Above the City Lights, 


            Scott Davis

Star Trail Above the City Lights

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EFS 10-18mm f/4-5.6 STM

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Mount:Bogen Tripod

Resolution: 1200x800

Dates:Aug. 12, 2017

Frames: 1x720" ISO100

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Locations: Big Stump, Kings Canyon National Park, CA, United States


Those photo was taken last night on the way home from the Big Stump parking lot in Kings Canyon National Park (just 4.2 miles along the way), where I decided to stop at a turnout to capture an image I've been wanting to do for some time now.

This photograph is a single 12-minute exposure facing approximately southwest from the turnout, which sits at an elevation of 5,255 feet. The long exposure causes the star to trail; this image features the setting stars of the constellation Sagittarius and the magnificent Milky Way, visible as a cloud-like structure in the sky. The city lights are those of the Visalia/Hanford/Lemoore area, approximately 43 miles away.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


Star Trail Above the City Lights, 


            Scott Davis