Astro time lapse

Night sky photography : Astro time lapse

Indeed, capturing the night sky is exciting. Especially when you are rewarded with a fairly descent beginner’s result. On August 12 when the meteorite rain was a topic in the news, I knew that this was my momentum to try something new : astrophotography. Although I do not have an intervalometer, 3 other parameters were present, i.e. a good tripod, a wide angle lens and a location with limited light pollution. Some of the challenges were camera shake, focusing difficulty and incorrect exposure time. But, see here the result that I got after enabling some camera options and few trial and error shots. To get the star trail effect I had to stack photos. Nice isn’t it? I’m keen to pursue blue hour and night sky photography.

p.s. the bright stripe on the right hand side of the photo is a falling star / meteorite.

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Google Art Project

WOH! Includes Dutch art as well : http://www.googleartproject.com/

We are able to zoom in on the finest details.

What kind of camera was used here? Ah the street view camera.

OMG, an image that is over one gigapixel…

Google Art Project is an online compilation of high-resolution images of artworks from galleries worldwide, as well as a virtual tour of the galleries in which they are housed. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google, and includes works in the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence.

The “walk-through” feature of the project uses Google’s Street View technology. The project includes 16 images over one gigapixel in size (over 1 billion pixels); the largest, Ivanov’s The Appartition of Christ to the People, is over 12 gigapixels. By comparison, a typical digital camera takes pictures at 10 megapixels, or about 1000 times smaller in area.  Read more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Art_Project