SkyWatch 2012: Time-Lapse Skyscapes

In the article "Moving Pictures" from SkyWatch 2012, Lorenzo Comolli and Alessandro Gambaro explain in detail how to create time-lapse movies of the sky and other night scenes with a digital camera. Some of the authors' best videos are available on their website (click on AstroVideos in the left margin).

Time-lapse skyscape videos have mushroomed in the short time since this article was originally published in the August 2009 issue of Sky & Telescope. Some of the finest examples we've seen are listed below.

An Amazing Aurora Video by Ole Salomonsen.

A Milky Way Masterpiece by South Dakota farmer Randy Halvorson.

Check out also the huge collection of videos on The World at Night website.

Click here to find other videos and images for SkyWatch 2012.