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  • Nate01 commented on Nate01's instructable How To: STAR TRAILS6 months ago
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    Hello, thank you for your comment. No that would not replace the blending process. If you were to take one long exposure, (say for about an hour) you'd basically get a white image. When i set up a camera and set the exposure for about 30 seconds, you should get an image that looks like the one a added to this comment. all you see is the stars in as a little dot and a unblurred moon. when you take around a thousand of these images taken over the course of an hour and blend them, its like printing all them images out semi-transparent an stacking them on top of each other. You'd see all of those dots added together forming a line, like in the star trails. Of course the blending software is doing this to everything in the photo, even the clouds. Thats why it needs to be so stable s...

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    Hello, thank you for your comment. No that would not replace the blending process. If you were to take one long exposure, (say for about an hour) you'd basically get a white image. When i set up a camera and set the exposure for about 30 seconds, you should get an image that looks like the one a added to this comment. all you see is the stars in as a little dot and a unblurred moon. when you take around a thousand of these images taken over the course of an hour and blend them, its like printing all them images out semi-transparent an stacking them on top of each other. You'd see all of those dots added together forming a line, like in the star trails. Of course the blending software is doing this to everything in the photo, even the clouds. Thats why it needs to be so stable so nothing moves except the stars and clouds. When you open the shutter for long exposure, its like the camera is moving in slow motion. Instead of just opening and closing really fast, its staying open longer to allow the light to build up giving you more of a picture rather than just blackness. but if it stayed open for an hour it'd just build up so much that you'd see a white blurry image. Hope that helps and is clearer,Nate

    Thank you! Yeah GoPros are amazing little cameras!

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