In April I decided to test Kodak Gold 100 for astrophotography. With no opportunity for guided wide-field imaging, I decided to do a few star trails. I was pleased with the outcome. Gold 100 recorded some pretty faint star trails. Color balance during the exposure was very good as well. The film was processed at a local drug store and did a poor job on the prints. These are scans of the original negatives, processed in C-41.
|Startrail image started in twilight, looking west-nw. The center of the frame show the stars of northern Orion. Tripod mounted Pentax Spotmatic II with 50mm f/1.4 SMC Takumar stopped down to f/4.8 60 minutes exposure on Kodak Gold 100 film.|
Kodak Gold 100 is not available at the corner drug store, but can be found as an imported film at major photography outlets. It is not expensive. I paid less than three dollars for a 24 exposure roll.
|Startrails under dark skies. Looking East. Tripod mounted Pentax Spotmatic II with 35mm f/3.5 SMC Takumar @ f/5.6 60 minutes exposure on Kodak Gold 100 film.|