A Clear Night of New Delhi

By: Ajay Talwar


Region: Asia

Site: Delhi - India

Date: 2014 Aug 21

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The long exposure image (a photo sequence) captures the rotating sky around the north celestial pole (marked by Polaris near the center), photographed from New Delhi, India. In bright urban skies recording star trails is possible with a sequence of short exposure photos rather than a single long exposure which gets vanished by city light. From the photographer: "We were having some exceptionally clear nights before the monsoons ends with no clouds at all for the entire night. I was at Lutyen to image polar star trails behind an Obelisk cum fountain. The colors of the fountain are that of the Indian flag. The trails are of some 2.4 hours duration. Lutyen was the designer of New Delhi, commissioned by the British to build a new capital of India." Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a short exposure image of this scene. Ajay Talwar

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