Dippered Again

The camera has a setting for taking star-trail time lapses. The video shows the stars of the big dipper moving over a couple of hours last night. Off the frame to the left is the north star that everything rotates around. The orangey star rising at the right halfway through is Arcturus.

Interestingly, the camera sets itself to ISO 100 and 25 second exposures where the longest it will let me set is 15 seconds.  There’s a second setting for a night sky timelapse which maybe doesn’t smear the stars.  I’m going to try that tonight if it’s clear and see if i can stack some of the frames.

below is the closest i could get to the last frame of the video and one of the early frames with just the dipper rotated and cropped.

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