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Sunday, December 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Reader photo: Starry Night

A composite photograph composed of more than 100 separate images shows the movement of the stars at Priest Lake. (Craig Goodwin / Courtesy)
A composite photograph composed of more than 100 separate images shows the movement of the stars at Priest Lake. (Craig Goodwin / Courtesy)

Craig Goodwin, a Spokane area photographer, captured this striking starscape at Priest Lake recently. Goodwin writes: “This is a composite of over 100 photos that reveals the movement of the stars in the sky at Priest Lake, in north Idaho. The star trails in the foreground are created by the reflection of the stars on the half-frozen waters of the lake. I set up my camera on the beach, north of Hill’s Resort, to take one 20-second exposure after the other, using what’s called an intervalometer in my Nikon camera. While my camera snapped photos, I took refuge at a nearby bonfire that was being tended late into the night by some Priest Lake fanatics. Echoes of shooting stars, airplanes, and satellites are also visible.”

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