Milky Way and stars over Redding

Milky Way and stars over Redding

Time lapse of stars and the milky way over Redding, California. Nice to have got the milky way as there is still a fair bit of light pollution in this area. Shot over three nights in July 2021. Shot on a Sony A7C with 20mm f1.8 G lens. Post processed in Lightroom, LRTimelapse, Resolve and Filmstro Pro.

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Stars over Columbia State Historic Park

Stars over Columbia State Historic Park

Timelapse of stars over Columbia State Historic Park in California.

The video has four sequences shot over two nights. It was a challenging weekend right before the Summer Solstice with a pretty bright moon, but there are some hints of milky way in there. The first and third clips are from a Sony A7C with 20mm f1.8 G lens. The second and fourth are from a GoPro Hero 8 Black which suffered from a few stuck pixels but nice enough overall. Post processed in Lightroom, LRTimelapse, Resolve and Filmstro Pro.

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Timelapse of three Starlink Trains

Starlink-25 satellite train over San Francisco

This short timelapse video shows three Starlink satellite trains passing over San Francisco.

I use findstarlink to look for good viewing conditions after a launch. It's tough to get both a good pass and reasonably clear skies but last night was excellent for both. According to the site the first train is Starlink-18 and the second is Starlink-25. The third train wasn't listed. It certainly looks similar but I guess it could be something else. The timelapse shows all three as they happened and then zooms in for a better view of each.

Shot on a Sony A7C, 20mm f1.8 1s ISO800 (2s interval) and then post processed with LRTimelapse. Lightroom Classic, DaVinci Resolve and Filmstro Pro.

(Previously: Starlink Train)

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San Francisco Stars

San Francisco Stars

Unusually good night sky conditions in San Francisco recently. Here's a video of several timelapses shot over the last couple of months. The sequences are: (super) moonrise, no Lyrids over Sutro Tower, Ursa Major rotating around Polaris, Orion setting, moonset.

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Starlink Train

Updated on Saturday, May 8, 2021

Starlink Train

Caught the end of a SpaceX Starlink Train last night - image above is three stacked six second exposures.

Update: check out this timelapse of three Starlink trains in a row.

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Sugarloaf Stars

Night sky over Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

4K timelapse of the night sky over Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma, California (home to the Robert Ferguson Observatory, which is home to the first Laser SETI site).

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Road Trip Timelapse

Swiftcurrent Lake at Glacier National Park

Compilation of time lapses from a recent toad trip - Grand Teton (with less than perfect focus), Yellowstone (Old Faithful), Yellowstone (Mammoth Hot Springs), Glacier (Swiftcurrent lake at the Many Glacier Area), Humboldt Redwoods State Park and then finally stars over Humboldt.

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Stars over Pinnacles

Milky Way and Jupiter over the Pinnacles National Park Campground

Timelapse of the night sky over Pinnacles National Park in California. Jupiter and the Milky Way are both prominent. Shot from the campground on July 4, 2019.

(A hike to some of the caves a few years ago).

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Lassen Star Trails

Star trails from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park

A timelapse two ways shot from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park (the second time I've visited and the second time that Bumpass Hell has been closed). First a regular 4K timelapse looking up from the campsite:

The second version is the same footage in HD where each frame is the cumulative maximum pixel value of all the frames up to the current frame (so it builds in star trails as the video runs):

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Star Trails

Star Trails

Here's a different take on the timelapse I posted yesterday (Jupiter from Casini Ranch):

For this version each frame is built from the cumulative maximum pixel value for all the previous frames. So it's like a long exposure with nice star trails (and Jupiter, and at various points a couple of satellites and a plane).

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