Interesting Photo of the Day: Star Trails over the Canary Islands

A time vortex? The gateway to another world? As sci-fi as this capture looks, it’s really just the creative result of some time (six hours), several hundred still photographs (620 35-second exposures), and a little processing (in ProStack and Photoshop):

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“Star trails over Observatorio del Teide” by Bartosz Wojczynski. (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

Photographer Bartosz Wojczynski took the photographs at Teide Observeratory, which is located on Tenerife, one of Spain’s Canary Islands. The observatory’s prime location (close to the equator) and clear, dark night skies offer stargazers and astrophotographers full views of the northern hemisphere. Here, Wojczyński was able to position Polaris, the North Star, at the center of his star trail rings.

He used a Nikon D5100 camera with a Samyang AE 10mm lens at f/4.8 and ISO 1600 on a Baader Astro & Nature tripod.

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