Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Timelapse footage of an astrophotographer tracking the night sky with a telescope. The telescope is mounted equatorially and driven by a motor to keep it pointed at the same object, so that a long-exposure photo can be taken. This clip shows the faint winter Milky Way and Sirius (the brightest star in the night sky). The astronomers are using red light to illuminate the scene as long wavelengths do not affect the dark adaptation of the eye.

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Tracking telescope, timelapse

K003/3060 Rights Managed

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Duration: 00:00:20.11

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 24

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 704.8M

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Capture format: Digital Image Sequence

Codec: Photo - JPEG

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