Thebacha and Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival August 2017

Photo of the Week

Fireflies and Star Trails by Steve Irvine

Fireflies and Star Trails by Steve IrvineSometimes you get the photo you want, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you get something better. Around midnight late last June, Steve Irvine set up his camera for a star-trail shot from his home in Georgian Bluffs, on Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula. What he got was a photograph capturing a little more than one hour of star trails plus the luminous comings and goings of innumerable fireflies.

Steve’s image is a stack of 200, 20-second exposures captured at ISO 3200 with a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera fitted with a 17-40mm zoom lens set to 17mm and f/4.5.

See More Photos of the Week

Enter the Photo of the Week Contest

Do you have a superb night-sky photo that you think might be Photo of the Week material? Click here to find out how to send your photo submission to us.

You could win one of five great prizes from Celestron, iOptron, Sky-Watcher, Mallincam, and Meade!

Categories: Photo of the Week
iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Get Prepared with EclipSmart
Order eclipse viewers now!