From the photographer: “Jupiter easily outshines the nearby bright winter stars Aldebaran & Capella. Old and exotic sky-scrapers (pine, oak and cedars) line up the calm meadow at the campus of DOT, Devasthal Optical Telescope, Uttarakhand Himalayas in India. Just a kilometer above this meadow, on the peak, construction is underway for a 4-meter Liquid Mirror Telescope, as well as a 3.6-meter optical telescope.”



comments (2)

  • Nik.astroenthusiast Reply

    Sir, could you share the camera and lens specifications that you used for this photograph(if a telescope was used, could you brief about it too)? Also it would be kind of you to tell the image exifs (ISO setting, exposure time, aperture, exposure compensation)

    November 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm
  • Ajay Talwar Reply

    Image Details:
    Camera: Canon 5D-II
    Lens: Rokinon 35mm, HOYA fog filter (A) used
    f/stop: f/5.6
    ISO: 1600,
    Length of exposre: 15 seconds
    Number of exposures: 1
    Starting date: 14 October 2012
    Starting time: 22:23 Indian Standard Time, 5.5 hours ahead of UT
    Mount: Still tripod
    Place: Devasthal, Uttarakhand, India Lat. 29° 25′ 21.0″, Long. 79° 37′ 52.0″, Ht. 2540m

    November 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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