Currently on-board the International Space Station, NASA astronaut and Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit, recently uploaded an incredible gallery of star trails to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Flickr page.
Speaking about the star trails that result from taking long exposure images (i.e., a photo taken with a slow shutter speed), Petit relayed some information about the photographic techniques used to achieve the images:
“My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”
In the amazing gallery below we get a surreal glimpse of Earth as seen from the…
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@miserable_men is a parody Instagram account that shares candid photos of men shopping with their ladies at the mall. Of course it goes both ways when couples shop together; but the purse holding, phone staring, and the ultimate—the pass out—make for a pretty entertaining Instagram feed that has ballooned to over 50,000 followers in the last couple weeks.
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