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Taken in Scarborough, North Yorkshire on 16 December 2017.

My main aim with this image was to show those just starting out in the world of astrophotography what can be achieved on a budget with simple and affordable equipment.  Using my iPhone and the NightCap app set to Star Trails mode I captured this as one image over a period of four hours (hence the number of airplane trails!).  I then edited the image on my iPhone using the Snapseed app to darken the sky and bring out some colour in the star trails. 

I was very pleased with the outcome given that all of this was achieved using only an iPhone and readily available, easy to use apps.

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