Folly trails

I ventured out to the Washout area at Folly Beach with camera and tripod to do some more star trails. It wasn't quite as dark out there as I expected because of the street lights, but it does offer unobstructed views of the sky. The sea breeze also helped keep condensation from forming on the lens, so I was able to do a much longer exposure.

After finding a nice spot shaded from the street lights, I pointed the camera east-ish and let the camera shoot for an hour. Finished up with 122 30 s frames that I combined into this image
Folly trails

If you look really closely (easier to see on the full 3450x2308 image) there are a few lines of dots going across the middle of the image. Those are the blinking lights of some planes flying by at high altitude.

While I was waiting, I managed to see a few meteors streak by. Unfortunately none of them were where the camera was pointing.

Now I need to find a place with an unobstructed view of the northern sky.