For best results, watch this time-lapse movie in a very dark or unlit environment.
|(below) 2005-09-04: Ryan
campground (elevation ~4,000 ft) in Joshua Tree National Park, California. The
image below is a still-frame from the time-lapse movie showing the
Milky Way "traveling" from the south-east to south-west. Laser-beam-like
streaks are airplanes. Light pollution can be seen in the south-west
and west; it emanates from nearby Indio, Palm Springs
and myriad cities in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The silhouette of a Joshua Tree -- and nearby mountain peaks -- can be
seen in the foreground.
Sample clip avail. on request.
(below) 2005-09-04: Ryan campground (elevation ~4,000 ft) in Joshua
Tree National Park, California. This image shows the equipment and setup
to capture the Milky Way time-lapse sequence. The hardest part of capturing was
calibrating optimum focus. Once that is done, everything is basically on "auto-pilot"
for the length of time one wishes to capture.
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