Scorpius Star Trails


Appropriately, the stars of the Scorpion constellation rise over a desert hillside. The bright orange streak is Antares, a red giant star known as The Heart of the Scorpion. The spindly desert plant in the foreground is an ocotillo.

Date: March 16, 2005
Time: 2:15 a.m. - 3:15 a.m. PST
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200 Professional slide
Focal length: 100 mm
Aperture: f/4
Exposure time: 60 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

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Revised: April 2, 2005
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