Paranal and the Streaking Stars

In the distance of this image the Paranal Observatory can be seen atop a mountain as the night sky streaks overhead. This streaking effect is created by taking the photograph with a very long exposure time and capturing the observed movement of stars as the earth rotates.

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About the Image

Id:wesson-5220
Type:Photographic
Release date:29 July 2013, 17:01
Size:3393 x 2332 px

About the Object

Name:La Silla
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal

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