April 2005

southstartrails


Photographer: Doug Wayland
Object: South Celestial Pole Star Trails
Details: I set my 35mm camera on a small tripod and aimed near the south celestial pole. With the lens set at wide angle (35mm) and wide open (f 3.5), I locked the shutter open for 30 minutes. I succeeded in capturing a wire fence with a background of stars trailing around the pole. The lack of a bright star near the axis identifies this as the South Pole.