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Astronomical Photo Album on the Web

 

To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web.  Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and other instruments of the Space Museum, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.

 
Main Page of Astronomical Photo Album on the Web
 
 

Star Trails

 

Circumpolar

 Link to Hong Kong Space Museum

 

Because of the Earth's rotation, stars appear to rise and set. If you go to a place unaffected by light pollution and point your camera to the night sky for a long exposure, a beautiful photograph of star trails can be accomplished.

 

Last revision date: <27 Dec 2012>