As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day and National Geographic News colorful star trails arc across the night in this surreal timelapse skyscape from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the Canary island of La Palma. The moving stars are also reflected from one of a pair of 17 meter diameter, multi-mirrored MAGIC telescopes. The MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov) telescope is intended to observe gamma rays indirectly by detecting brief flashes of optical light, called Cherenkov light.



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  • maryam moradian Reply

    very brilliant. thanks
    but how to acheave this video?

    January 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Maryam: Thank you for your comment. Due to copyright issues videos are not available for download but you can always watch them (some like this in HD resolution) on TWAN website.

    January 23, 2012 at 3:17 am

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