Star trails

edited November 2015 Posted in » Nikon D3100 Forum
Hi, I recently bought a Nikon D3100 and 18-55mm. I was wondering whether taking star trails pictures would be possible with this camera?


  • edited November 2015
    It should be possible, but with the D3100 you must get the remote shutter release in order to make any exposures over 30 seconds.

    I found this article on the net in which a D3100 was used with pretty interesting results:

    (see here)

    The D3100 unfortunately does not have the infrared remote option that was present on earlier models and restored on the D3200, which allowed a simple remote release to make long time exposures. But the timer/intervalometer shown in the above article looks relatively inexpensive, and should work, and adds some conveniences including the interval function, which is not present at all in the D3xxx family.

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