The two celestial poles are the imaginary points where the Earth's spin axis intersects the celestial sphere.
The sky appears to drift overhead from east to west, completing a full circuit around the sky in 24 (sidereal)hours.
This phenomenon is due to the spinning of the Earth on its axis. The Earth's spin axis intersects the celestial sphere
at two points. These points are the celestial poles. As the Earth spins, they remain fixed in the sky, and all other
points seem to rotate around them.
|Camera :||Canon 10D|
|Lens :||Set to 35mm|
|Exposure Time :||9 x 6 Minutes with filter|
|Processing:||Image assembled using PTGUI & Photoshop|
|Date :||April 2005|
|Guiding :||Telescope Piggyback|
|Location :||Kaituna, Masterton, New Zealand|