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Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

Cheer up Henry I'm sure you'll have a great trip and still get some stunning shots.
Those two don't look too bad to me.
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Failed star trail

It's interesting that the North Star is so low compared to the U.K. latitude. Further evidence (if any is needed) of the Earth being a sphere (more strictly, an oblate spheroid!

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Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

Any star trail photographer who can assist on why my tails are so short?

settings, livecomp, 1/2 sec, Think it was 60 minutes in total.
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It's interesting that the North Star is so low compared to the U.K. latitude. Further evidence (if any is needed) of the Earth being a sphere (more strictly, an oblate spheroid!

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First time doing this, isn't the north star up north?
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Any star trail photographer who can assist on why my tails are so short?

settings, livecomp, 1/2 sec, Think it was 60 minutes in total.
Surely its just a matter of time. The stars move at a predetermined rate, presumably 90 degrees of arc in 6 hours, and proportionally less.

As for your tail, sorry its short Henry, that's the way for some.....
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Surely its just a matter of time. The stars move at a predetermined rate, presumably 90 degrees of arc in 6 hours, and proportionally less.

As for your tail, sorry its short Henry, that's the way for some.....
So it's not my setting but my time? Should I be waiting over the 1 hr?
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So it's not my setting but my time? Should I be waiting over the 1 hr?
Try and let the exposures run for as long as possible. 2 or even more hours. If your battery holds out. If you have a spare battery you can do it in two runs as long as your camera is fixed on a tripod while you change batteries. As the others said the earth rotates at a fixed rate.

As an alternative you could do a timelapse set of say 120 x 30 sec exposures taking one every minute. Then use free software like Starstax to do the stacking it gives you an option to fill in the gaps in the star trails.

You can get it here.

https://www.markus-enzweiler.de/StarStaX/StarStaX.html


Battery life is the limiting factor. Also make sure in camera noise reduction is turned OFF.
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First time doing this, isn't the north star up north?
Ah - I assumed that you were in the Northern hemisphere and pointing North!

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Ah - I assumed that you were in the Northern hemisphere and pointing North!

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I seriously don't know where I was pointing. I should be along the southern hemisphere as Tanjung Papuma is further South of Jakarta and Surabaya.

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