Star Trails

For this first shot on the 23rd the lens is pointed West to include Venus (thickest trail bottom center) and Jupiter (just below Venus).

The second shot on the 24th I was at my limit of available space in the yard to get that Polaris directly above the tree top and it’s not too far off, though I could have used another foot. Orginally I wanted the Polaris positioned directly behind the tree’s mid section but couldn’t block out other yard obstructions to achieve that without losing the wide angle and I wanted to retain Venus and Jupiter before they were too far apart so I figured I’d save that for another atttempt. As it was I was out there with the pruning sheers clipping quite a lot of the neighbor’s encroaching bush and still had to shoot at 8mm rather than the 7mm I used the night before.