Trailing stars above Paranal

The rotating sky above ESO's Very Large Telescope at Paranal. This long exposure shows the stars rotating around the southern (left) and northern (right) celestial poles, the celestial equator being in the middle of the photo — where the stars seem to move in a straight line. The motion of the VLT's enclosures are also visible.

Credit:

ESO/Stéphane Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)

About the Image

Id:paranal-trail-ut1-4
Language:en-au
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
Size:3522 x 2348 px

About the Object

Name:Paranal
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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