Still, we had a perfectly clear sky filled with stars and a beautiful showing of our Milky Way galaxy. It was the perfect opportunity to test the Timelapse app that Sony recently released through their Play Memories app (it costs $10). I took a few test shots to get my focus, exposure and framing locked in. Once I did, I took about 47 exposures with myA7 & Canon 14mm/f2.8 lens at f/2.8, 30 seconds each, ISO 1250 (no noise reduction was needed at all) and with a 2 second interval in between frames. I pressed the button on my Sony cable release and the camera went to town. I just sat back and enjoyed the view.
When I got back to my computer, I loaded the 47 exposures into a wonderful app called StarStax. The app created this composited image in 32 seconds flat. Too easy. From there, I edited using Lightroom’s Develop module and the rest is as you see here.
In a few days, I’ll be visiting Uluru and am crossing every finger for clear skies. I can only image what sort of star trails can be had with this historical rock in my foreground.