Astro photography

Star Trails above Keppel Henge

Star Trails above Keppel Henge, April 23, 2008. In 1999 my friend Bill Loney and I built a large, megalithic circle called Keppel Henge in a field near the shores of Georgian Bay. The Sun's shadow cast from the tall granite stone in the centre of the circle falls on the megaliths at different times of the year to mark the passing seasons. Many thousands of people from around the world have visited Keppel Henge to enjoy the experience of a modern day stone circle.

This photograph shows just over one hour of star movement above the henge. Polaris is the bright star near the centre of the circle. There is a Polaris Viewing Stone at Keppel Henge which can be used at night to view the star sitting on top of the Centre Stone.

This photograph was featured on the SkyNews Magazine website, and on The World At Night website.

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