Archive for June 1st, 2011

June 1, 2011

Cool time lapse video

by Nathaniel Virgo

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is this cool time lapse view, where the stars stay still and the Earth rotates around them:

I’ve wanted to do something like this for ages, only I want to do it by building an actual rotating camera rig, which would look way cooler than the post-processing method they’ve used here.  I’m also more interested in filming the way landscapes and structures look as the light changes than in the view of the night sky, which you only get a bit of in this video.  But it is really cool.

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