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Julian StarFest 2013

The 6th annual Julian StarFest was indeed a good one. The weather was fantastic, skies were clear, and wine was flowing (so I heard).

The wife and I stayed at the Artists' Loft Cabins about 4-5 miles south of the star party grounds. The night sky photos were taken from there.

Be sure to click the images for larger versions (especially the star trails photos, the smaller versions look pretty bad in IE due to it's lack of anti-aliasing).

The Artists' Loft Cabin

The camping and telescope field at the Menghini Winery.

The setting crescent moon.

Circumpolar star trails. Pointed northeast, the camera captured 5 hours of star trails.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 16mm lens and ISO 1250.

Star trails looking to the south. The sky glow is from the San Diego area.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 16mm lens and ISO 800. 5 hours.

Fisheye star trails.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 8mm lens and ISO 1250. 4 hours.

The Heart and Soul Nebulae.
Canon EOS 60Da, 200mm lens, ISO 2500, 72-minutes. Losmandy StarLapse.
The North America and Pelican Nebulae.
Canon EOS 60Da, 200mm lens, ISO 1250, 45-minutes. Losmandy StarLapse.

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