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Night Sky above Devasthal Peak

By: Ajay Talwar

 

Region: Asia

Site: Uttarakhand - India

Date: 2013 March 11

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Atop the 2540 meters high Devasthal Peak in Uttarakhand, northern India, the largest telescope in the country (3.6m aperture) will open eyes in close future. The site has been nicknamed as DOT, or Devasthal Optical Telescope. This photo sequence has captured the startrails over the DOT construction. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see another startrail photo made later in the morning twilight with the rising summer Milky Way and the crossing International Space Station. Ajay Talwar

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