Night Photography: Haleakala High Altitude Observatory

Haleakala Observatory -- by Joe Reifer
Haleakala Observatory -- by Joe Reifer

Two images were combined for 15 minute long star trails. Each exposure was 7½ minutes at f/8, ISO 200.

  • Time: 9:15 p.m.
  • Moon: Full
  • Elevation: 10,000 feet
  • Temperature: 46 degrees
  • Wind: 20-30mph
  • Temperature with wind chill factor: bloody cold
  • Number of other cars in parking lot: 1
  • Smile on my face when the car drove up the observatory road: huge
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