Orion Over Picketpost Mountain


The flat-top mountain in this photo is 4,375-foot Picketpost Mountain, a distinctive landmark in the southern Arizona desert. Just above the peak is the bright star Sirius.

Date: December 13, 2006
Time: 9:54 to 10:04 p.m. MST
Location: near Superior, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Sensia 400 slide (pushed one stop)
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 10 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000 (cropped)

Revised: December 19, 2006
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