The Big Dipper with the Sardinia Radio Telescope SRT

Photographer: Antonio Finazzi
Country: Italy

This time-lapse captures the movement of the stars alongside the majestic 64-metre Sardinia Radio Telescope of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), with special attention to the renowned Big Dipper against the backdrop of the celestial sphere. The camera pans as the famous asterism sinks in the sky while planes fly past and the radio telescope rotates. The harmonious interplay between the stellar pathways and the colossal dish of the radio telescope creates a mesmerising visual ode to the cosmic ballet taken in September 2019, earning it an honourable mention in the category of Time-lapse videos of the rotation of the Big Dipper or Southern Cross.

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Antonio Finazzi/IAU OAE (CC BY 4.0)

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18 December 2023, 17:30
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