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Star trails lighting up the winter night's sky

(Maurizio Pignotti/Caters News)

Icy winter star trails

These spectacular images will leave you star struck - beautifully

capturing a rainbow of star trails illuminating the winter nights sky.

Keen

photographer Maurizio Pignotti, 46, spends all night in freezing

temperatures painstakingly shooting the breathtaking crystal-clear

stars.

He uses a technique where he merges together anywhere

between 80 and 450 shots to create what he describes as a rainbow of

stars. Space-lover Maurizio, captures the star trails on the borders of

the Adriatic Sea - including the Sibillini Mountains National Park, the

Conero National Park, and the Gargano National Park. (Caters News)

(Photography by Maurizio Pignotti)