The weather has been pretty dire up here for the last week or so but the cloud has lifted tonight and the stars are showing.
Looked like another stormy night
Eventually the stars came out
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Lovely night shots Bob.
Lovely shots, Bob. You’ll get some great exposure times at 20mm before the star trails become evident. It always amazes me how many stars are actually up there, we tend to forget with the amount of light pollution most of us experience today. We went up to The Loch of Strathbeg a few weeks back and left home really early in the morning to beat the rush hour traffic. We stopped in at Loch Leven on the way to use the ‘facilities’ and were stunned by the stars visible to the naked eye in a dark location. I hadn’t seen the stars like that for many years. Wonderful. I look forward to seeing more of these shots as the winter goes on.
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I think you've got a good balance there between artificial and star light.
I'm not sure how far I'd have to go to get that many stars visible. Normally Orion is just the four corner points and 3 points in the belt for me.
In reply to Nigel O:
Lucky to live in a rural small village in a fairly deep valley so light pollution isn't horrendous, though as you can see there is a street light hidden by the garden wall and gate. I need to get further out onto the moors.
Hope you're ready for tonight Bob
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