#1. "RE: D5200 star trail picture questions" In response to In response to 0 Mon 01-Jul-13 01:28 PM by mareng
Thatcham. GB, GB
I've done it with a D3100 which is a similar camera.
Try, * Tripod * Manual Exposure * F5.6 * Shutter Speed 30 seconds ( Bulb and minutes if you have a remote shutter release cable about £25 in UK) and they come with leads to fit quite a few Nikon cameras, plus an extension cable. * High ISO Modify ISO if too bright, then F#
No doubt I will get shot down in flames, but experiment in Manual, forget the presets. Try , Try and try again till you have something that suits. In the UK it is finding a night without cloud cover.
You could also try light trails from cars. Tripod,Manual Exp,ISO 100, F22, Shutter 30 seconds