Andrew Whyte gave a fascinating talk about his long exposure and night time photography. He very kindly provided links to some of the materials that he uses in his photography:

The reference sheet can be found here (but this link no longer works):

The software I used for stacking startrails is StarStaX available for download from

And then there’s the two apps I mentioned – PhotoPills is the photo & night sky planning guide for all smartphones- SlowShutter Cam is the long exposure app that I used but I think it’s iPhone only

A couple of further useful items:

The perspex sheet and rods are available on eBay-

The smoky lighting effect was created with Electro Luminescent Wire (EL Wire), also available on eBay-

This was not mentioned by Andrew but for those interested in stacking astro images, the following page might be of interest: