Gallery 1 - Astronomical   >   Horizon Astrophotography   >   Star Trails

The Earth's rotation causes the stars to streak across the film in a circular motion. The bright streak in the center is Polaris, the North star. This image was captured by holding the camera shutter open for 5 hours. Created by Peter in 1998 using Kodak P1600 film and a 35mm Minolta camera. The lens was stopped down to f/11, so the sky background wouldn't get saturated during the long exposure.

Star Trails