Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades form the backdrop to this eerie frozen landscape. Though the stars appear to gleam with a cold, frosty light, bright-blue stars like the Pleiades can be as hot as 30,000 degrees Celsius. Cooler orange stars such as Betelguese and Aldebaran are still a scorching 3500 degrees celcius. Born digital photograph entitled 'Star Icefall', by Masahiro Miyasaka, taken on 8th January 2011. Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II camera; Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens ISO 5000 Winner of the Earth and Space in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012
- Image reference: MMI0001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Copyright of the artist
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