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There are a number of things that make me think it is two separate aircraft. #1 Commercial aircraft follow standard routes (Google "Victor Airway" and "Jet routes"), It is not unusual to see aircraft after aircraft in the same line in the sky all day (and all night) long. #2 The clouds are probably old contrails from the passages of previous aircraft in the same place. #3 Under the north star, four interesting things appear to happen at one time. First, there is a gap (which could be caused by a cloud). Second, the tracks change direction slightly. Third, the rate of flashes changes. Fourth, the two tracks do not meet at a common point if extended (the right-hand part touches the left-hand part from underneath). I had to check with a straightedge, because concentric circles like that can create a well-known optical illusion causing straight lines to appear to bend.

All of which is purely academic and makes no difference on what the really photo is and shows.

You can just imagine him licking his lips :-)

Gv_AN, I have selected this as the new avatar for the POTD - Photo of the Day group. I thank you for participating in this group!

Johann50, I just want to give a polite reminder that the group POTD - Photo of the Day only allows one photo each day.

cristianoprz, I just want to give a polite reminder that the group POTD - Photo of the Day only allows one photo each day.

Beautiful shot !! L+F Greetings. DOM

So.... what you think Tom? Are you happy with this, I would be. The North Star is nice and visible.

I'd say about 15 shots stacked.

There are three or four astro shots on this page of mine if your interested in ideas to develop this theme.

I think you chose exactly the right season. The shadows are a splendid element in this photo. The wide format works fine too.

excellent view and landscape! wonderful photo!

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greetings, tomas from toronto

This is funny as it is, but might have been funnier if it said something like "Be Suspicious."

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