A few weeks ago I found myself wrapped up in research on doing star photography. It was something I'd always assumed I'd need a telescope to get into. Learning that a telescope was not actually necessary, and having recently moved out of the city, so I could actually see stars again at night, I set out to find a clear night when I could try my hand at it. Last night, the perfect convergence of a night I wasn't working and the sky was clear happened, and I headed to a local nature trail where I hoped to get a few shots before my battery died (I'd accidentally left my camera on after a photo excursion a few weeks ago). Now, I'm looking forward to another clear night to try again with what I learned from this first trial run.