Star Tracks

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One way to avoid too much noise creeping in is to take a series of images, and stack them.
http://www.tawbaware.com/is_help/imgstack_help.htm#stack
Scroll down a bit and you'll see a star trails example.

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How long have you been able to keep the lens open?
The d70 was 30 min of course since it didn't have the 10 pin terminal. With the D200 (and 2 batteries in the vert. grip) I think I've done about 90 minutes without running out of juice. Chris (cgaengineer) and I talked about this awhile back and he was going to pursue the limits of this further, but I never heard what he came up with so you might pm him and see how far he was able to push the batteries.
 
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Glad I can help out, Thom. I plan on doing a lot of star trail images up at the lake this summer. The city is far too bright for this stuff.
We should have a time-lapse contest at the end of the summer!! :biggrin:
 
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The d70 was 30 min of course since it didn't have the 10 pin terminal. With the D200 (and 2 batteries in the vert. grip) I think I've done about 90 minutes without running out of juice. Chris (cgaengineer) and I talked about this awhile back and he was going to pursue the limits of this further, but I never heard what he came up with so you might pm him and see how far he was able to push the batteries.
Thanks I 'll do that, Sandi has a good idea too and I could switch batteries between shots.

Thanks,
 
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Glad I can help out, Thom. I plan on doing a lot of star trail images up at the lake this summer. The city is far too bright for this stuff.
We should have a time-lapse contest at the end of the summer!! :biggrin:
That would be great, Phoenix is much to bright too so it's off to the mountains.

Thanks,
 
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