The Big Dipper - Ursa Major Rising


The Big Dipper - Ursa Major Rising

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Here's a short but sweet little video, to make up for the fact that I have been neglecting this website a little recently (I've been spending too much time on the Gippland Lakes with Camp Cooinda and on The Oil Drum).

Astute observers will note that this video could not have been captured anywhere near Melbourne. It was in fact a sequence of images recorded in early February 2006, one of my last visits to the Aberdeen Astronomical Society's dark sky site in north-east Scotland. This is one of many over-due little projects in the astro-imaging backlog.

Below is the star trail you get by combinging all the individual images into one. Enjoy!