Rotation of Earth Around Observatory

Nikunj Rawal
Location of photo
Mount Abu, India
Date/Time of photo
1st June 2017 at 01:30 am
Canon 1100D Camera with Tokina 11 mm lens on a fixed tripod
Rotation of Earth on its axis at a fixed celestial point, i.e. Pole Star at north direction causing this circumpolar startrails of stars moving across the nightsky. Foreground is at 5,400 feet high altitude MountAbu peak of Aravali Mountain 1.2 Visible-Infrared Astronomical Observatory. Visiting 1.2 meter 'Visible-Infrared Astronomical Observatory', Dept of Space, Physical Research Laboratory at 5,400 feet height at Mount Abu over Aravali Mountain Range, Rajasthan, India is worth inspiring, exciting & memorable for a lifetime. Milkyway was rising after midnight and in a horizontal position at 22 degree latitude. Full night stay, Inversion Atmospheric Layer, Understanding functioning of IR Telescope, Observations of SuperNovas, Spectroscopic analysis, Dark Starrynight, Awesome milkyway, Delicious food and wonderful people there are unforgettable experience.
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Nikunj Rawal

About Nikunj Rawal

Astronomer and Astrophotographer, Nikunj Rawal is an experienced Instrumentation Engineer by profession. He is an Amateur Astronomer from his childhood with astronomy his strongest passion. In 2009, he decided to capture the beauty of night-sky through camera and telescope, till then he has been travelling to various dark-night places in weekends and shoots the celestial bodies. He has his own 8" SkyWatcher Dobsonian SYNC GOTO Telescope, through which he observes and makes records of various celestial bodies. Along with Astrophotography, he also shoots whatever he likes to shoot with photographic vision.
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