Star Trails near Sutherland,
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This 100 minute star trail picture shows some of the highlights of the southern sky (Large Magellanic cloud (LMC), Southern Cross, etc.) together with a water tank on the Ezeljaght Farm near Sutherland (South Africa). Note the meteor trail to the right of the center.
This night was exceptionally windy, and the water tank
in the foreground was rapidly filled by a nearby wind-powered pump.
When the water level had reached the
top, the strong wind sent a sprinkle over to my telescope, which left
me puzzled for a brief moment. Who would have expexted rain under
perfectly clear skies? Fortunately I managed to open a bypass valve
before the "artificial rain" did any damage to my
|Lens||:||Minolta 2.8/28 mm lens, stopped down to
|Mount||:||Super Polaris DX (drive not running)
|Film||:||Fujichrome Provia 400F
|Date||:||23 Mar. 2004|
|Exposure time||:||17:56 - 19:40 UTC|
|Site||:||Ezeljaght Farm near
Sutherland (South Africa).