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A Public Observatory

By: Tamas Ladanyi

 

Region: Europe

Site: Fejer - Hungary

Date: 2012 February 21

Startrails over the rotating dome of Terkan Lajos public observatory near the city of Szekesfahervar in central Hungary, not far from Budapest. While research observatories need to be far from cities at ideally dark locations, public observatories like this are built in the urban areas so people in heavily light polluted regions can also access to some of the celestial beatifies through telescopes. The prominent trails above the dome belongs to constellation Orion and Taurus and two bright trails at the lower right are Venus and Jupiter. Tamas Ladanyi/Astrophoto.hu

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