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This web page contains information about taking photographs of star trails, which illustrate the rotation of the Earth.  The site provides techniques to take successful star trail photos, including a technique using a series of short exposures and assembling them with computer software. Techniques for including foreground images of ground objects are given. Examples of star trail photos are provided.
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- Fundamentals
= Night Sky
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Project
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earth rotation, star field, star photography, star trail
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Metadata instance created October 13, 2007 by Ann Deml
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August 13, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Peiker, E. (2006, November 1). Star Trail Photography. Retrieved October 3, 2023, from
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