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Northern Stars

About a 3 hour exposure of the northern stars, taken from our campground near Crater Lake, Oregon.

This has turned out to be one of my my most popular photos. It was taken from the Diamond Lake Campground, just north of Crater Lake, Oregon. I set up the shot in the evening (right beside our tent), woke up at 11:30 to open the shutter, then went back to sleep 'till 2:30 to close the shutter. The bright star in the center is Polaris, the North Star.

I really like these star shots, but I've found that the time limits of digital cameras doesn't work well at all with star trails; not like slide film does.

Check out this link to learn about the north star: www.earthsky.org/faq/50166/north-star-movement

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Taken on November 17, 2006