Friday, July 16, 2010

Under Aotearoan Skies

HT Nine to Noon for this magical time lapse in the Southern Skies:

Looking north from the Church of the Good Shepherd throughout the night. Visible constellations include Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. The bright star appearing in the upper right corner in the middle of the animation is planet Saturn. They are compositions of hundreds of still photographs, taken and compiled together by Fraser Gunn.

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It's enough to change my mind on Carter Observatory's claim to as NZ National Observatory. With reliable skies like that available, Mt John earns that crown easily.