Totten Astrophoto Print Set
It is fairly well accepted that many sights are hidden from our eyes because they occur too quickly. In contrast to those rapid events, some amazing phenomena occur too slowly to be detected by the unaided eye. The "star trail" photos shown here provide a unique way to view the universe and the apparent motion of its stars.
Photographing from Bolivia, Turkey and Arizona, Pat Totten has captured the beauty of the heavens in an amazing set of images. A brief description of each of the seven photographs in the series follows.
The planet Jupiter dominates the Arizona sky with its bright trail appearing like a rocket about to crash just out of sight beyond the horizon. Wisps of clouds, invisible in the night sky, produce diffuse, apparent brightenings of the planet's image at the beginning of its journey across the photo.
As the closest star to Earth, the Sun burns a brilliant trail across the daytime sky. Under ordinary circumstances, this star is too bright to view without a solar filter. But during a total solar eclipse the moon and sun conspire to form a moving, changing image that clearly shows the entry and exit points of the sun in its game of hide and seek with the moon. This composite shows the corona (the crown of the Sun) between the beginning and ending diamond rings of the eclipse in August 1999 from Lake Hazar, Turkey.
As Jupiter disappears between two buttes, Saturn's trail is left to dominate the Arizona sky until sunrise. The red rock formations on the horizon are well lit by the glow of the rising gibbous moon.
A shower of stars appears to descend on the deck of a reed boat. The boat, made according to ancient Bolivian tradition, is the kind which Thor Heyerdal believes may have carried Egyptian explorers to the shores of South America.
Sedona has many legends about vortices in the surrounding area which have strange effects on the people who reside near them. Bell Rock is the location of one of these vortices and, with the North Star positioned high above it, the star trails form a stellar vortex companion to the one traditionally located around this red rock formation.
Since there is virtually no light pollution to interfere with the stars in rural Bolivia, the Milky Way stands out as a bright splash across the sky even to the unaided eye. Over several hours it produces a glow in the midst of the star trails that is a pleasant reminder of the vast family of stars in our galaxy.
The brightest comet in decades graced our skies in April 1997. Captured above pilings at the Jersey shore, the comet wanders through the cosmic ocean.
You can now order deluxe 8" x 12" enlargements of these stunning photographs. Each glossy print is made directly from Totten's original digital files onto true photographic paper using a Sienna FP3000 fiber optic printer. This process offers the following advantages:
Print sizes and prices:
|Print Size||Price 1||Availability|
|8" x 12"||$20 USD||In Stock|
1 Price is $20 USD each for 4 or more prints (in any combination).
Order the complete set of seven prints (one of each) for $120 USD.
Standard prints are in stock for immediate shipping.
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For more than two prints, add $1 ($2 Europe) for each additional two prints.
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Last revised: 2008 Aug 12