Star Trails

Star Trails over the Pacific Ocean

Cayucos, California - March 27, 2010

Thia image was constructed from 100 individual 30 second exposures,
ISO 400
Canon 7D,
18 megapixel original images,
imaged and processed in 14 bit RAW, 16 bit TIFF
10-20mm wide angle zoom set at 10mm (>90 degrees)
images combined and tonemapped with Photomatix Pro
post processing in Photoshop CS4
Neat Image noise reduction

Star trails on the right of the image are north of the equator and curve around the north star
Star trails on the left are south of the equator and curve around the southern axis

Below is a single image, annotated for orientation, processed to enhance individual stars