NASA Star Trails (Pretty damn Epic!)

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http://designtaxi.com/news/355665/NASA-Astronaut-Captures-Amazing-Star-Trails-In-Space/

NASA Astronaut Captures Amazing Star Trails In Space

By John Yong, 05 Feb 2013
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NASA astronaut Don Pettit—who is probably Chris Hadfield’s colleague—has captured a series of stunning star trails while aboard the International Space Station.

Using long-exposure shots, Pettit has captured the beauty of star trails that is truly out of this world.

“My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 mintures,” said Pettit, describing his photography technique. “However , with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image.”

“To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”

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a fine fine find indeed greddie. capital. what is it. some kind of video game? descent by any chance? terminal velocity?
 
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