May 2021

May Topic for 24 in 12: On the Move

Submitted by dorner on Sat, 05/01/2021 - 14:11

In German, there is a saying "Alles neu macht der Mai" which means that May (re)makes everything... also a new topic for our photo challenge "24 photos in 12 months": on the move

In German, the topic is "unterwegs" of which "on the move" is one possible translation, another would be "en route"  or "on the way". 

In May, there will be two photos on this topics here and in the Fotoschmiede.


Submitted by dorner on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 01:53

An exposure of roughly 1.2 hours in the direction of the celestial North Pole: 


This was my first try to take a startrails photo. I took it in the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the Canary Island of La Palma in March 2017 - well, my camera took it, while I was working (night shift observing wit the MAGIC telescopes). The exposure was 4661 seconds with ISO 200.