Celestial equator above Paranal

Due to the long exposure time of this image not only the rotating telescopes are blurred, but also the trails of the stars on the sky becomes visible. The image sets the celestial equator in the centre, at which the stars form a straight line and start to become two circles — one for the northern and one for the southern hemisphere — on both of its sides.

Credit:

R. Wesson/ESO

About the Image

Id:img_2189-cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 October 2014, 12:22
Size:5472 x 3648 px

About the Object

Name:Star Trails
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Trail
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Category:Paranal

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