Saturday, February 9, 2013

Super long star trails with iPhone camera

long star trails with iphone camera
Long star trails taken with iPhone, stacked on a computer

These are the longest star trails I've taken using my iPhone 5 as a night sky camera. 300 images taken with Night Cap app for iPhone (), stacked using StarStaX software. Each 1 sec, ISO 3200, 15 sec apart.

There are ways to stack the layers using native apps, but it's too painful to talk about. With 300 frames, a good piece of stacking software is a must - even if it's an iPhoneography faux pas.

My baggy technique kept the phone from getting too cold, and when I ended my session the battery was only at 66%. I could have gone a lot further, but I have to work in the morning.

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