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January 20, 2013
A 24 degree-long swath of sky in the constellation Cetus taken October 18, 2012 from the White
Mountains near Bishop, California.  This 96 minute time exposure shows stars trailing as the earth
rotates on it axis.  Aimed specifically where geosynchronous satellites orbit the earth, 24 individual
satellites are shown here some 22,236 miles above the equator.  Most of these types of satellites
stay in a fixed location above the earth's equator, and are thus known as 'geostationary'  These
types of satellites carry all kinds of communications, TV, and weather related imagery.

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