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    Posted October 21, 2012 by
    Heddersvatn, Norway
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    Your views of space and stars

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    Orionids of Telemark / Norway 2012


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Gaustatroll captured these photos of the Orionid meteor shower and the Milky Way at the foot of Mt. Gaustatoppen in Telemark from 11:00 p.m. on Sunday until 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. "To experience and photograph astronomical events has been my favorite hobby for many years, but I still get impressed and overwhelmed when watching it," he says. "I feel that such experiences show me how small humans are in this gigantic, old universe." His first image was chosen as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for December 6, 2012.
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    Finally - after weeks and days of rain and fog, the sky was starry tonight. I took my photo gear and drove up to Stavsro - at about 1100 meters above sea level, at the foot of Mt. Gaustatoppen. From approx. 11.00 pm Sunday night -and until 02:30 AM Monday morning, I observed approx. 25 minor / medium Orionids. I only managed to shoot 3 Orionids with my camera. I also made a couple of shoots of the MilkyWay, wich was a spectacular sight this night. Temperature between -1°C and -2°C. Exposure time: 15 sec. / ISO 800 / Ap. f./1.4
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