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Excellent Timelapse Captured by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado

Posted on May 26, 2011 in Photography

Excellent Timelapse Captured by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado

There’s very little we can write to preface the imagery below, so we’ll just set the scene and get out of the way. The video below was captured by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile’s Atacama Desert. And it might make you cry.

What makes this time lapse particularly amazing–because we’ve all seen plenty of time lapse videos of the night sky–is the four telescopes in the foreground. Watching these instruments work against a black background would be endlessly fascinating on its own. Unfortunately you won’t be able to pay them too much attention. Because damn, what a sky.

via Popular Science.

2 Comments

  1. Tacho September 14, 2015

    The picture is shnoiwg the sun’s movement from the eastern horizon to the western horizon (the timelapse photo was taken in the UK) and is shnoiwg the vertical and horizontal movement of the sun through the seasons as it appears to move’ to us, the inhabitants of planet Earth. The lowest vertical arc took place on the winter solstice and the highest range in the vertical arc took place on the summer solstice. The Earth is actually rotating around the sun, thus there is no real north south movement of the sun. You’re correct in that the pictures are indirectly indicative of the subtle tilt of the Earth from north to south. I suppose that it is relative to one’s perspective.

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