Sunday, 27 May 2012

Perth Observatory Star Trails

Last night I was at the Perth Observatory where I help with volunteer work by hosting public viewing session and operating telescopes for the public. While there for the evening I decided to test out my new lens on some simple star trails ....

Star Trails over the Perth Observatory
Star Trails over the Perth Observatory

I like the result! It shows good potential.

I do find it quite funny that it looks like the person who walked to the closest observatory's door looks like nothing more than a floating spirit which impacted the door! ... consequences of wearing a head torch. :)

PS. If you live in Perth and haven't been to the Perth Observatory for a viewing session yet - book yourself in to next season (we have a break over winter). It's great fun and we aren't too scary, promise no mysteriously floating head torches!

2 comments:

  1. Not sure if you know already, but this photo has made it onto Starts With A Bang:

    http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/06/08/incredible-star-trails-from-earth-and-beyond/

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    1. I didn't know, thanks for posting the link! There sure are some spectacular and interesting star trail photographs at that blog entry.

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