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This stack of nearly 700 images shows the result of Earth’s rotation, and, therefore, how the stars appear to move overhead. The feature in the foreground is Mexican Hat, Utah. (Canon T2i DSLR, 18mm lens at f/3.5, ISO 1600, six hundred and ninety-eight 30-second exposures)
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