Orion Star Trails

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The constellation of Orion sets behind a cactus-studded desert ridge. In the center are the three bright, evenly spaced stars in Orion's belt. To the lower left, the Orion Nebula leaves a pink trail. In the extreme upper right is the bright star Betelgeuse.

Date: March 22, 2003
Time: 11:01 p.m. to 11:36 p.m. MST
Location: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 35 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-10E

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Revised: May 16, 2004
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