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Stars rising over the Nordic Optical Telescope dome on La Palma


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About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
18/05/2018 - 22:20
NOT dome
Observing location
La Palma
Megrez 72, x0.8 FF, Sony A7s
5s, ISO 20000

This is a single frame from a 2 hour timelapse which you can download from here. The timelapse runs on 2018 May 18 from 21:01 - 22:59 UT. Sony A7s, 5s, ISO 20000. Megrez 72 with x0.8 FF (effectively 350mm, f/4.8). Frames animated at 25 fps. The declination at the centre of the frame is around -21 deg and the field of view is around 5 x 3 deg. The stars are mainly in Scorpius and Ophiuchus. The dome is illuminated by the 3 day old crescent Moon which is setting in the west.

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