June Desktop 2011
June’s desktop comes from my last night in New Zealand, staying in Rotorua on the North Island. Earlier in the trip, I learned how to locate the southern celestial pole… the point which all of the stars appear to rotate around when as the earth rotates (seen in the bottom of the image.) The different colors seen in the stars is caused by the different temperatures & intensities that each of the stars burn. This is a 4886 second exposure, about 81 minutes. Enjoy!
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