Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A long exposure of the North Star

By Aussiegirl

This striking photograph of the night sky I took from today's Coasttocoast.am website. Below I've posted the explanation that accompanied the photograph.

Shawn Jones, an astronomer at the Goldendale Observatory, in Goldendale, Washington, took this photo of the night sky during mid-July (2006). He is unsure of the duration of the exposure, but figured it to have been up to an hour and 20 minutes. He pointed the camera at the North Star and let nature take its course. He then submitted the photo for publication in our community newspaper, The Goldendale Sentinel, and as editor and avid star buff, I had to run it four columns across the top of Page 2.

--Russ Miller, editor of The Goldendale Sentinel


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