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17th Jan. 2012 :: Sky Trails

It amazes me how much "stuff" is moving overhead, this image is made from a selection of 5 or 6 frames taken from a batch of 40 or so taken over about 90 minutes.

The brightest trails - the 4 parallel lines - are clearly made by an aeroplane. I'm not sure about the rest, probably high flying aeroplanes, or maybe satellites...

There are 7 distinct trails, and I think that the field of View is about 4°.





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  1. Anonymous

    Cool pics....I have a basic point and shoot but I can set it for long exposures and it is amazing how in motion the night sky is.

    #1 – 20 January, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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