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Tracking Mounts -
As the earth rotates, the stars appear to move in the night sky. When taking pictures, if your shutter is open for too long the stars will streak across your image. The effect is called star trails. Sometimes they can make for stunning shots, but other times we want to avoid them.
In a previous post, I talked a bit about stacking images together to avoid star trails. You can get even better results if you use a tracking mount. @hyper.n0va is a pro when it comes to milky way shots, this is one of his first attempts at using one.
Tracking mounts sit between your tripod and your camera and they move you camera in sync with the Earth's rotation. This allows you to get longer exposures without worrying about star trails!
Comment below if you use tracking mounts with your astrophotography. Which do you prefer?
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