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This web page contains information about taking photographs of star trails, which illustrate the rotation of 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
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Keywords: earth rotation, star field, star photography, star trail
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 13, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 13, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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Peiker, E. (2006, November 1). Star Trail Photography. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from
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Peiker, E.J.. Star Trail Photography., November 1, 2006. (accessed 15 June 2024).
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Peiker, E.J.. Star Trail Photography., 2006. 1 Nov. 2006. 15 June 2024 <>.
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