Startrails over the VLT platform

A long series of exposure at night captures these impressive star trails over ESO’s Paranal observatory. The stars appear as trails because of the apparent motion of the sky, which is, in fact, due to the rotation of the Earth on its own axis.

Credit:

ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org)

About the Image

Id:trailsouth-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:21 February 2013, 21:43
Size:6144 x 4096 px

About the Object

Name:Auxiliary Telescopes
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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