Timelapse Astrophotography

Timelapse Astrophotography

Sit back and enjoy this incredible timelapse video of the night sky. The clarity of the Milky Way as it rises and at 1:23 look for what appears to be a meteor striking the mountain. If any knows for sure what it is please leave a comment below.

If you are interested in trying out time-lapse astrophotography then have a look at the video tutorials below. The basic principle is to take lots of long exposure shots (using the Rule of 600) and then stitching them all together to make a video. Remember to use a tripod and it really helps if you have an intervalometer to set the number of images and the time between images so that you don't have to do it manually. I would recommend setting your camera's ISO to around 1600 for this and leave the aperture wide open (lowest f number) with the widest camera angle lens you have. With a standard DSLR kit 18-55mm lens the maximum exposure time to avoid star trailing is about 20 seconds.

Here are links for Canon and Nikon Intervalometers:

Canon Intervalometer:

Nikon Intervalometer:

Here are 2 videos from Youtube the first one explains how to set up the camera and the equipment you need. The second video demonstrates how to put the pictures together to make a video. I hope you enjoy them and have fun. 

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