A long exposure photo sequence with an ultra wide-angle lens has captured nearly an entire night over the Teide Observatory on the high slopes of Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary islands. The Earth rotation appears in form of the rotating sky above us. Long exposure night-time images capture this motion in form of star trails around the celestial poles. Here the north celestial pole is on the left, marked by star Polaris, only a degree away from the north direction of the Earth rotation axis. On the right end star trails over the southern horizon are curved around the southern celestial pole (under the horizon of this northern hemisphere location). © Juan Carlos Casado



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  • Behrad Farmahini Reply


    March 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  • F.G.C. de Bot Reply

    Marvelous picture. Hope to be on las canadas next week (during night time)

    March 11, 2013 at 4:34 am
  • Randy Martin Reply

    Such an amazing composition. Especially with the counteracting star trails. Amazing!

    April 8, 2013 at 7:28 am
  • bjorn r vink Reply

    Amazing! , did you use two camera’s simultaniously? and than procesed each single image to a panorama and than stacked them together to form startrails?

    -As a Geohydrologist I like producing night-sky-timelapses have a look at Youtube bjornrvink or some on Vimeo. It’s a pity that the Netherlands is to light-polluted… favorit site Pyreneos, La Palma, Takepo New-Zealand.

    September 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

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