Star Trails Over Coffs Harbour by Mike Salway

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Taken on 1st July, 2008 at Nambucca Heads, NSW Australia

Images in the Twilight

Imaged using a Canon 350D and Sigma 17-70mm lens. Approx 5 hours worth of exposure, stacked using


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My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer.

I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy community site, IceInSpace, and my personal blog site and image gallery is at

I love high resolution planetary imaging and deep-space imaging using a telescope, and I love capturing wide field vistas that involve a lovely foreground scene combined with astronomical interest in the sky.

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  • Trish Bell
    Trish Bellover 5 years ago

    Very nicely done. Is a great effect

  • Joseph Bailouni
    Joseph Bailounialmost 5 years ago

    Nice work

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 5 years ago

    ☼ EXQUISITE!!! ☼
    I think I love the soft glow of the lights of Coffs that anchors & blends it somehow! & You have impressed my son & he’s just back from setting off the fireworks of the Melbourne Show! He LOVES lights in the sky!!! (or is it the KABOOMY bit! lol Not sure!) =0þ
    I’d love to see the star trails from out in the red center! That would be so amazing! …. Thank you for showing me this! ….. Chookas! ♥

  • EIysia
    EIysiaalmost 5 years ago

    spectacular shot! Wow

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    how fantastic!!! 5 hours exposure? wowow!

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulover 1 year ago

    Hi Mike,

    You are invited to enter either this beautiful image or any other suitable image of your choice in the latest NSW North Coast & Hinterland challenge The Skies Above (No reflections) – $20 Winner’s Voucher

    Please read the challenge rules carefully and make sure the image has been submitted for group moderation before entering it in the challenge.

    Adrian & Gail (co-hosts)

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