Backyard Star Trails #2
Photographed by Fred Lusk on April 28, 2020
From NW Fresno
The brightest streak is the Moon, the brightest of the narrow streaks is Venus, and the dashed streaks are airplanes. Circular frame fisheye lenses make very interesting and unusual images. The standard circular frame fisheye lens takes in a full 180° field of view (i.e., a full hemisphere). However, this little $199 Laowa covers an astounding 210°, which means it can "see" slightly behind itself. This means that it captures the very front of my camera's grip (here hidden in the fence). The big blob in the lower part of the image is actually one of the handles on my tripod head. In the future, I will be using a ball head.
Imaging Camera:
Olympus E-M1 Mark 2
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Laowa f/2.8 circular frame fisheye
Manfrotto 3001 with Manfrotto 804RC2 3-axis head
Guide Scope/Camera:
Exposure Details:
Olympus Live Composite: 500 frames x 15 sec each (125 min total). ISO 400, f/4.0

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