Little Bear, Big Bear


The constellations of Ursa Minor (behind the saguaro cactuses) and Ursa Major (to the upper right) make star trails around Polaris in the northern sky. The hill on the skyline at lower left is called Twin Peaks. Lights from a nearby campground illuminated the foreground during the 106-minute exposure.

Date: March 18, 2006
Time: 8:24 to 10:10 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: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 106 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: July 29, 2006
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