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June 4, 2021

Star trails over Gemini North Telescope

This time-lapse image of the Gemini North Telescope during laser guide star operations consists of roughly 40 images edited together to create a star trails image. An imaging technique is used to make the earlier images appear to fade out.

[The U.S. National Science Foundation is part of a partnership of countries that support the Gemini Observatory.]

Learn more about the Gemini Observatory. (Date image taken: Sept. 26, 2016; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 4, 2021)

Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA; image by Joy Pollard

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