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Innsbruck by night time lapse

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJul 8, 2012 11:01 AM

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Photographer Christoph Malin -- part of The World At Night, which is making people aware of the beauty of the night sky -- spent eight months in Innsbruck, Austria, taking 35,000 photographs of the sky over the city. What he created with them is a lovely and wonderful time lapse video:

[embed width="610"]http://vimeo.com/40969904[/embed]

The most interesting part of this to me is that the stars are so crisp and obvious even with the city lights below. The skies there in the Alps must be very clear, or else the light pollution from the city would make the sky glow, washing out the stars (of course, the longer exposures needed to see the stars in these photos also makes the city lights look brighter than they are). It's nice to see those stars shining in the video, and honestly makes me think a trip to Innsbruck wouldn't be such a bad idea.


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