Stars and Rocks

By: Oshin D. Zakarian


Region: Middle East

Site: Zagros Mountains - Iran

Spot: Mount Gargash

Date: November 2010

Photographed from the top of 3600-meter Mount Gargash, northern stars trail around the celestial pole as seen above Zagros Mountains of Iran during this one-hour exposure with a film camera. Located not far from the town of Kashan (the glow in the horizon), Mount Gargash has exceptional seeing and atmospheric transparency for astronomical observations as the site for Iran National Observatory project. Oshin Zakarian/

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