Star Trails Over Mauna Kea
Credit: Gemini Observatory
This classic star trail image was obtained with a digital camera using the technique described in the March, 2004 Sky and Telescope magazine. Over 150 individual one-minute digital images were stacked in Photoshop to create this image. A first-quarter moon illuminated the surrounding landscape for the duration of the exposures.
NOTE: These images were used to create a High-Definition video time-lapse movie that is also available in video album.
Full Resolution TIF (11.74 MB)
Medium Resolution JPG (128.44 KB)
HD QuickTime Movie (178.8 Mb)
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