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Object The North Celestial Pole

As the earth rotates, the stars appear to revolve around the celestial north pole. In this shot of star trails centered on Polaris. Polaris, the north star is the bright streak near the center of the image.

As you can see in this image, Polaris is not quite at the celestial north pole.

Scope Canon 18-50 camera lens at 29mm and f7.1
Camera Canon 400D
Mount Tripod
Filters none
Guiding none
Exposure Info 2hours exposure time (12x5min)
Date September 22, 2007
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory