NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Tail Star Trails (111 Minute Long Exposure Showing Movement of the Stars!)

StarStaX__DSC8598kenlee2015-05-02_joedaviesairpark-nasashuttlercarrier747-111mintotal-3mf8iso200-3700k-startrails-tail-d7000-800pxtallPlease click on the photo to view it larger and more clearly!  Thanks!

Boeing 747 Tail #N911NA:
Built by The Boeing Company, this shuttle vehicle transport carrier is one of two that ferried the Space Shuttles to and from destinations, and is on loan from NASA Armstrong.  The aircraft was extensively modified by Boeing in 1976. This shuttle carrier was retired on February 8, 2012 after its final mission to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California, and will be used as a source of parts for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). It is currently on loan for display to Joe Davies Heritage Airpark.

Title: NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Tail Star Trails
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 at 11mm, 111 minutes long exposure in total. I stacked 37 photos of 3 minutes each at f/8, ISO 200 3700K using Photoshop CS6.  2015-05-02. Light painting with a Protomachine LED2.
Location: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA USA

The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in Palmdale, CA showcases a collection of aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, a source of pride and prestige for the city. The airpark was rededicated in Joe’s name in February 2008 in recognition of his tenure as commander of Plant 42, his service as a Palmdale City Councilman, and his role as commissioner on Palmdale’s Aviation and Aerospace Commission. The airpark displays aerospace, military, and civilian aircraft. I feel grateful and honored to have been granted access at night to photograph these magnificent planes.
El Space Shuttle Carrier NASA, un Boeing 747 modificado en esta larga exposición de fotos con pintura de luz. El trabajo de iluminación y el color se hizo durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Boeing 747 Tail # N911NA:
Construido por la compañía Boeing, este avión transportaba los Space Shuttles hacia y desde destinos. Es actualmente en préstamo para su visualización a Joe Davies Heritage Airpark.
Título: NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Tail Star Trails
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lente a 11mm, larga exposición 111 minutos en total. Apilé 37 fotos de 3 minutos cada uno en f/8, ISO 200 usando Photoshop CS4, f/8, ISO 200 3700K. 2015-05-02. Pintura de luz con un Protomachine LED2. Toda la iluminación y el color se trabajó durante la exposición, y no es una creación de Photoshop.
Ubicación: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Palmdale, CA, EE.UU.
El Joe Davies Heritage Airpark en Palmdale, CA presenta una colección de aviones volando, probado, diseñado, producido o modificado en la planta de la U.S. Air Force Plant 42, una fuente de orgullo y prestigio para la ciudad. La muestra airpark aeroespacial, militar y aviones civiles. Me siento agradecido y honrado de haber sido concedido el acceso en la noche para fotografiar estos magníficos planos.
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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

You can see more of these photos here  on my Ken Lee Photography Facebook Page (poke your head in, say hi, and “like” the page if you would, uh, like), on 500px, or my Ken Lee Google+ Page. We discuss long exposure, night sky, star trails, and coastal long exposure photography, as well as lots of other things, so I hope you can join us!

And you can go to the Ken Lee Photography website, which has more photos from Ken Lee.  Thank you very much for visiting!



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