Breaking the 30 second barrier with a Pentax DSLR (Interval Composite Mode)

Started Mar 31, 2016 | Discussions thread
mulveyr Regular Member • Posts: 366
Re: Breaking the 30 second barrier with a Pentax DSLR (Interval Composite Mode)
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I've been doing some star trails recently, and the issue with the interval having to be greater than the exposure length by several seconds annoyed me, since it left discernable gaps. Then I ran across a post elsewhere in which someone determined the minimum lapse required at a variety of shutter speeds, and discovered that while you need about 33 second intervals for the 30 second exposures, you need only 26 seconds for a 25 second exposure. I've tried it, and it seems to work quite well--I haven't run across any "missed" frames, like I occasionally did with the 30/33 second timings. The 1 second gap leaves a noticeably better image that the 3 second gap when doing long star trail sessions.

- Rich

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