Captured at IISAC2011 using a Canon 40D, 10-22mm lens @10mm, f/3.5, 30s exposures @ ISO1600. Approx 3 hours worth of exposures were combined using StarStax, with final processing in Photoshop.

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star trails, star party

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 mikesalway.com.au

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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  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 3 years ago

    Incredible patience has created this glorious image

  • Thanks Jesika!

    – Mike Salway

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

    November 29, 2011

  • Thanks very much for the feature!

    – Mike Salway

  • Dean Perkins
    Dean Perkinsalmost 3 years ago

    VERY cool.

  • I appreciate your comments, Dean.

    – Mike Salway

  • Dora Artemiadi
    Dora Artemiadialmost 3 years ago

    Just amazing!!! I can imagine how difficult this picture is! Congratulations!!!

  • Thanks for your comments!

    – Mike Salway

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ozzy!

    – Mike Salway

  • Prasad
    Prasadover 2 years ago

    This is great

  • Thanks Prasad, much appreciated.

    – Mike Salway

  • Andrew Dickman
    Andrew Dickmanover 2 years ago

    Excellent work

  • intotherfd
    intotherfdover 2 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 2 years ago

    Brilliant – would fit wonderfully in our Star Trails challenge (entries accepted until Friday 7 Sept 2012, around 8pm GMT). Please consider entering this image (or your favourite on this theme) in the challenge, and don’t forget to add it to the Photography Challenge Group at the same time – thanks!

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