Starry Night: Star Trails Above the Pod

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Starry Night: Star Trails Above the Pod

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I took a star trail shot over the barn earlier this year. This shot includes my POD and warm room. It's off the grid. I use rechargeable batteries and LP for heat.
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That's real nice, I would have that printed an framed :)
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Congratulations Rob on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!!!

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Hi Rob. A very nice circumpolar star trails and foreground image. Thanks for sharing your beautiful nightscape capture with us Rob, and congratulations on winning the TSS APOD Award today.
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Very well done, Rob! Congratulations on the TSS APOD! :)
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Wow yes thats one to frame for sure. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us ... Phill
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just wow , thx .
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Very nice Rob.
Would be excellent in a frame on the lounge wall.
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That's not just a winner, that's a keeper! Beautiful shot.

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Super- congrats on the APOD, odd for me to see Polaris that low in the sky.
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Thanks for all the kind comments from everyone.
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Telescopes: 50mm refractor, ED80 triplet, 90mm makcass, 10" dob, 8"SCT, 11"SCT
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Amazing bright star trails. Perfect!
Congrats on the APOD.
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