Saturn and Orion


The familiar constellation of Orion leaves star trails as it rises -- the bright streak to the left of Orion is the planet Saturn. Moonlight from a first-quarter moon illuminates the hills in the foreground of this photo taken in the southern California desert.

Date: December 28, 2003
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm PST
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 60 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

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Revised: June 11, 2004
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