USA: World’s first stitched panorama of zoomed star trails!

360° panorama by Aaron Priest.
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Another world's first: this is a spherical panorama of zoomed star trails. It is stacked from the same photos as the previous panorama of vortex star trails from the same location, but I removed the rotation and carefully aligned each panorama for straight trails. I also reversed the comet trail effect so they appear to be exploding out from the North Star like fireworks. To the south they look like a meteor shower over the horizon in front of the Milky Way.Taken September 6, 2013 on the second night of my hiking trip along Maine’s Bold Coast with Chris Georgia, Garrett Evans, Jared Blash, and Mike Taylor.Technical details: shot with a Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod w/ TA-3-LC-HK leveling base & 192 FAS Package nodal slide, Panoneed robotic head, two Promote Controls, Nikon D700 camera, and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens.

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