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La Silla trails | by World Traveller Photography
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La Silla trails

The Earth spins around and the stars and our galaxy appear to trail across the sky, during a three hour exposure at La Silla, in the Atacama in Chile. The dome on the left contains the 3.6m New Technology Telescope, which we were using to look at distant stars on the verge of death. My star trail shot recorded the movements of the dome as well, as we tracked and slewed between targets.

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Taken on December 18, 2009