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Night Skies | by sebastianstewart
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Night Skies

Looking West from Basye, VA. The celestial north pole is close to the top right of the frame and if it were in the image it would appear as a very very small circle. All stars will rotate 15 degrees in one hour (360 degrees / 24 hours). The stars close to the center of the sky here lie in the plane of the equator and that is why they appear straight.

 

Roughly one hour of 30s images were used to create this. One 30s exposure can be seen in my photostream. Used another image for the houselight/lawn exposure.

 

30s ƒ/4 16mm ISO1600 x 116 exposures

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Taken on September 6, 2010