Venus, Jupiter and The Moon

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Vincent Miu took Runner-Up in the 2009 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, Earth & Space category, with this entry.

I imagine it's a long exposure shot grafted onto a single shot, but I'm not sure.  Anyone know how he achieved this beautiful result?

Link | Link to the Grand Winner

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It is not simple time exposure because other star trails would become visible, not to mention a greater washout of the sky from light pollution, and there is obvious multiple exposure involved to separate the trails from the image of all three on their own.

What is less certain is if there is a certain aperture iso perhaps focus as well, to allow the moon and planets of that magnitude to make that trail as a time exposure, without exposing other startrails in the process
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It's not photoshop. This contest was put on by the Greenwich Observatory, and they're not fools. Two of my photos were shortlisted for the very same contest.

The way you do a shot like this is to set your camera to take non-stop exposures of about 10-25 seconds/piece. You then stack them on top of each other using a program called "Startrails".

It's easy to do, but time-consuming. The weather also has to cooperate (My camera nearly broke because of the humidity one night).

Not photoshop.

So stop calling "fake" like this was ebaumsworld.
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