Four-Years Ago (06-November-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Night Sky in New Jersey: Star Trails Looking North

The old deck had not been demolished yet, and I was able to set up a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens looking north over the house. The first image is a composite of 158 images from the early morning hours. The second image is a composite of 190 images before midnight. Note the pesky alien stepping in to have its selfie taken.

Early morning star trails looking north. Autumn night sky in New Jersey. Composite of 158 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/4, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early morning star trails looking north. Autumn night sky in New Jersey. Composite of 158 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/4, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)
Evening/night star trails looking north. Autumn night sky in New Jersey. Composite of 190 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/4, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)
Evening/night star trails looking north. Autumn night sky in New Jersey. Composite of 190 images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 400, 16 mm, f/4, 59 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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