Salton Sea - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
Some More Star Trails On the Southwestern Shore of the Salton Sea

Some More Star Trails On the Southwestern Shore of the Salton Sea

Check out the reflections! The diagonal streak towards the top left is most likely from a satellite.

I shot this a couple of weeks ago on November 25th. I produced this image by combining 58 frames in StarStaX. Each frame shot using my Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm at f/4.0 30 sec ISO 1600 I spent over two hours removing airplane trails in Photoshop.

The sky was clear and the water was extremely calm this night.

I shot this at the old abandoned Naval Station at the Salton Sea. The Salton Sea Naval Station was an auxiliary field to NAS San Diego commissioned in 1942, had a barracks for over 600 men constructed there. It was disestablished in 1946. NAF El Centro then took over the facility using it for parachute tests of the manned space program and other military systems until 1979. There remains little if anything of the former field. The Salton Sea has taken over much of the runway.