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I'm really starting to wonder how they do that...

To get such good star photography you need a long exposure with a tracking mount. But if you do that the landscape/terrain should be blurred. If you expose for the landscape then the stars will be streaks. You can't freeze both in a single frame.

I could see doing two frames, but I would think it difficult to eliminate the blurred landscape from the star shot and replace it with the clear landscape (e.g. I didn't see any star tracks behind the tree). However, I'm seeing this sort of image more and more. So it's clearly a "common" technique.

Very nice images.
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