Observatory on the Devasthal Peak

By: Ajay Talwar


Region: Asia

Site: Uttarakhand - India

Date: 2015 November 19

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Star trails in a long-exposure telephoto image of Devasthal, in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. It is the highest peak in the region, a calm turbulence free place to install the current largest telescope in India. The area is surrounded by forests, dotted with small villages. Leopard sightings are common in the observatory campus. Click the constellation icon above the image to see a day-time view of the mountain.

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