Making "Astronomer's Paradise"

Making "Astronomer's Paradise"

Making "Astronomer's Paradise"

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Feb. 28 2012 3:59 PM

Making "Astronomer's Paradise"

In early February I posted a gorgeous time lapse video of the night sky in Chile called "Astronomer's Paradise". One of the astrophotographers who created that video, Christoph Malin, has written an article about what went into making the video, and it's as complex as you might expect. The article discusses equipment, processing, and the location of the shoot, and yikes, what a haul it must have been! There are gorgeous pictures posted there too, like this one of a laser being used to create an artificial star to improve the telescope's resolution:

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I'll note that Christoph put together a different version of "Astronomer's Paradise" that has significantly different footage, and it's well worth your time to watch.


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Christoph and Babak Tafreshi are working on Parts 2 and 3. I can't wait to see them!



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