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CRAIG BILL

Discovery 1Hour

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1 Hour Still Time Lapse, Middle star is "Polaris" or the North Star

VLA or Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes, Socorro, NM, USA

I finally had a chance to spend the night at Soccoro, New Mexico’s VLA or Very Large Array Telescope. The night was beginning to look interesting too! The mostly clear skies were periodically streaked with wispy high altitude cirrus clouds - perfect for time lapse setups. Also, I waited until dishes were positioned to light up with the moon overhead. This was challenging because if you looked away for a minute, they would all turn! Then I had to wait to get them back into formation for composition. It took 660 exposures to get all the data needed to put this nighttime, long exposure star trail landscape together. What were they looking for that night? Who knows...

ViewBug  Judges Favorite Selection April 2018
Shoot The Frame Finalist August 2018
Moscow MIFA Silver Science & Technology Award 2018
Chromatic Awards Honorable Mention 2018
FAPA 2019 Nominee in Panoramic
Int'l Photographic Competition Professional Photographers of America PPA Merit 2018
EPSON Pano Awards Bronze 2018
ViewBug Finalist Covers Contest 2018
National Geographic Editor Featured 2019

Viewbug Finalist in The Night Sky And The Stars Photo Contest

Viewbug Finalist in Night Wonders Photo Contest

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