Time lapse: Orion

Bad Astronomy
By Phil Plait
Apr 28, 2011 10:00 PMNov 20, 2019 3:09 AM


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Hey, let me know if you get tired of these amazing, hypnotic time lapse videos of the night sky. No, wait: don't tell me, because as long as they're this cool I'll keep posting 'em anyway.

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This is Randy Halverson's video "Orion", named for obvious reasons. Well, one reason isn't so obvious: the camera mount that allows him to do the ultra-slow pan and tilt is called "Orion" as well. My favorite parts are 30 seconds in, where the Moon and stars of Gemini are behind the mesa, and 2:09 in, when he has a little meta fun. Randy also did the video "Sub Zero"

which I posted a little while back. I love love love these videos. And I have yet another very lovely one to post soon, too. But I don't want to spoil you with too many all at once.

Related posts: - Australian Outback time lapse - Dust, from the desert below to the galaxy above - Stunning winter sky timelapse video: Sub Zero - OK, because I like y'all: bonus aurora timelapse video - Sidereal Motion - Amazing wide-angle time lapse night sky video - AWESOME timelapse video: Rapture

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