Time Lapse Video

Asteroid 2004 BL86 flew by earth on the evening of January 26, 2015.   From the Red Deer river valley in Tolman Badlands area, Ken From of All-Star Telescope captured this short sequence of images showing the asteroid moving past the Beehive Cluster.   Thin cloud obscured much of the view but this 3 second sequence covered 50 minutes.   Using a Canon 6D with Canon's 135mm telesphoto lens, 104 images of 30 seconds each are put together to form this timelapse.   The camera was tracking the stars using a Celestron Advanced VX mount and Orion StarShoot autoguider

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From the 9000 foot altitude of the Mauna Kea Visitor's Center, Michael From captures this time lapse video of the clouds and stars over the glow of the Big Island's active volcano.

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A wide-angle time lapse of the entire night in early March at All-Star Telescope's New Mexico Star Party near Rodeo, New Mexico.   From Sirius and the winter Milky Way in the late evening through to the dramatic rise of the Milky Way just before sunrise, this video demonstrates the exceptional skies of south eastern New Mexico and why the All-Star New Mexico Party has become so popular.  Over 900 photos of 30 seconds each on a Canon 40D with the Bower 8mm Fisheye lens for Canon were combined for the video. 

See a gallery of photos from the 2013 All-Star New Mexico Star Party.

Photography and time-lapse compilation by Ken From of All-Star Telescope.


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This compilation of short time-lapse videos comes from All-Star Telescope's 2014 New Mexico Star Party held at the Painted Pony Resort near Rodeo, New Mexico.

Michael From produced this time-lapse video of the Northern Lights during the night of May 17-18, 2013.   From the Didsbury overpass of Alberta's #2 highway, the first section captures midnight traffic below the Northern Lights.   In the second section the Northern Lights are captured along with an old barn and tree foreground at All-Star Telescope.   For a short presentation on setting up your camera for daytime time-lapse photography, see Time Lapse Video Instructional or check our Workshops section for possible instructional sessions on time-lapse photography.

From the December 2013 New Mexico Star Party at the Painted Pony Resort near Rodeo, New Mexico, we captured this time-lapse video of Orion rising to the east.  Covering almost three hours, this 10 second video shows the expansive views to the east of our location of the New Mexico Star Parties.

On October 23, 2014 the moon moved across the face of the sun with 70% coverage at greatest eclipse.   The time-lapse video was shot with a Canon 60Da on an Orion CF80 ED telescope.  One frame was shot each 30 seconds over a course of 3 hours to create the time-lapse video.  

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