Star Trails over Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Startrails above Mount Bromo

 

Yay! My picture of star trails above Mount Bromo was featured in today Astronomy Picture of the Day!

This picture was taken in June 2014 on a lookout point named King Kong Hill, overlooking the volcanoes in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The nearest mountain in the centre is Mount Batok, the steaming crater on the left is Mount Bromo, and on the far is the erupting Mount Semeru. Mount Bromo sits inside the Tengger caldera of fine volcanic sand, with a diameter of approximately 10 km . The bright streaks of light at the caldera below a layer of fog were jeeps carrying tourists to lookout points to view sunrise. This star trails above the volcanoes were a combination of 270 images with a total exposure time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. All the stars rotate around the south celestial pole except of one that “did not behave” (a meteor near the centre right of the picture). The rising Moon brightened the landscape and made the sky bluish.

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~ by thChieh on August 18, 2014.

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