Sirius Star Trails

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The brightest star in the night sky, Sirius is seen here as it rises behind an ocotillo plant on a desert ridge. At top center, the pink streak is the Orion Nebula rising out of the frame.

Date: December 29, 2007
Time: 9:07 p.m. - 10:07 p.m. PST
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 40 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 60 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000


Revised: April 26, 2008
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