UVa Astronomy News Picture Archive

May 2014

Picture of the Month

These star trails were captured by UVa Astronomy graduate student Meng Sun at the Spring Fan Mountain Public Night on 25 April 2014. Although the night started cloudy and foggy, eventually the clouds parted and allowed for a view of the great night sky offered on Fan Mountain. The gaps in the star trails in this image are the result of some lingering clouds passing by. This picture is a stack of over 50 images. For each image, the ISO was 500 and the exposure time was 40 seconds. The camera was a Canon EOS 40D with a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens. (Photo credit: Meng Sun)

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