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The North Celestial Pole

 The North Celestial Pole by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: The North Celestial Pole
Description As the earth rotates, the stars appear to revolve around the celestial north pole. In this shot of star trails centered on Polaris. Polaris, the north star is the bright streak near the center of the image.
As you can see in this image, Polaris is not quite at the celestial north pole.
Scope Canon 18-50 camera lens at 29mm and f7.1
Camera Canon 400D
Filters none
Mount Tripod
Guiding none
2hours exposure time (12x5min)

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