The Details
Object
Circumpolar star trails
Optics
Canon 14mm f/2.8L II lens at f/9
Platform
Gitzo 6x carbon fiber tripod with RRS ballhead
Camera
Canon 1Ds Mark III
Filters
None
Date
07 April 2010
Location
Plomosa Mountains, SW Arizona
Exposure
965 seconds at ISO 800
Software
Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Looking north
Notes
Circumpolar star trails contrasted against a cholla cactus and background hills from a remote desert site in the Plomosa Mountains of southwestern Arizona. The light dome in the lower left is from Parker, Arizona, a town on the Colorado River.

 

 

 

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