Star Trail Rotation at south pole
This is a shot taken looking over the top of my house to the south pole. I have taken this shot using a Canon 300D on a tripod. I took around 300 single shots and used a program called Startrails to put them all together as one image. This shows the rotation of the planet at night. You can download the program for free at this link http://www.startrails.de/html/software.html
This is a simple fun way to get some great shots with a Digital SLR Camera.
SCP: South Celestial Pole
The north and south celestial poles are the two imaginary points in the sky where the Earth’s axis of rotation, indefinitely extended, intersects the imaginary rotating sphere of stars called the celestial sphere. The north and south celestial poles appear directly overhead to an observer at the Earth’s North Pole and South Pole respectively.
This is an image for Astrophotography by Martin Marriette.