Space And Time (lapse)

There is a very interesting time lapse movie here that shows the Earth from the ISS.

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Although looking at it, the images seem to be real time, given the fact that the ISS orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes.

I haven’t found out all the astronaut(s) took the images other than Don Pettit who is in the last image.  I do know that the images came from Expeditions 29, 30 and 31.  It would be interesting to find out what equipment they used.

I am currently doing a long term time-lapse of my back yard.  That may seem a little simple, but my back yard overlooks Pasadena and I can see Mt. Wilson clearly.  This time of year is especially nice due to the weather (yes, sometimes in winter we get some weather here).  But the clouds at sunrise and sunset make spectacular viewing.  I just wish I had 4 cameras with at least 100 degree coverage that I could mount on my roof facing to the compass points.

I’ll post the video once I have it completed.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

A few small intervals make for a great film.

At last months meeting of the Riverside Astronomical Society one of our members, Mark Melnyk, gave a great talk about time lapse photography.

If you don’t know, time lapse photography is where you take a bunch of individual images over a period of time, then put them together to form a movie.  Small intervals or long intervals.  It all depends on the length of the final product or the amount of frames you have taken.

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Mark has some wonderful time lapse movies here.  Don’t worry, he doesn’t look like that in real life.

LakeSuperiorPhoto.com

Shawn Malone of Lake Superior Photo put together this incredible video in her first attempt at time lapse photography.

Shawn Malone, I salute your effort and the awesome results of your year long efforts in the not so temperature friendly state of Michigan.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

Norman