Planets stars and other things in the night sky

Challenge #26 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Planets, shooting stars, time-exposures, airplanes UFO's. If it's in the NIGHT sky, its fair game.
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chopper trail in stars trails
by elroyie
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While shooting a star trail pictures, there was a chopper that flew very low above us, its lights were shut except from a flickering red light that caught in my lens. This frame was taken with Fuji Provia 100 and for about 6-7 hrs, it is the full-frame picture. The light source that I've used is the moonlight before it went down, I needed to calculate the time for the correct exposure. This picture was taken in one shot.
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Submitted: Thursday, 22nd July, 2010 10:34 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 22nd July, 2009
Focal length: 17 mm
Shutter speed: 21600 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Notes: FujiChrome PROVIA 100F, Tripod, release cable and an extra long exposure.
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