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StarryNights - some of the largest observatories in time-lapse

StarryNights is a collection of astronomical time-lapse videos recorded of the last three years.



From 2011 to 2014 we have been visiting astronomical observatories in Chile and La Palma - with our telescope and some cameras. This video features a compilation of our time-lapse videos we recorded.



The following observatories/telescopes appear in this video:



La Silla Observatory, ESO, Chile (3,6m ESO telescope, NTT telescope, MPG/ESO 2,2m telescope, Danish 1,54m telescope, among others)



Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos (ORM), La Palma, Spain (10,4m Gran Telescopo Canarias, NOT telescope, William Herschel 4,2m telescope, Liverpool telescope, Swedish 1m solar telescope, 17m MAGIC telescopes, among others)



Las Campanas Observatory, Chile (Magellan 6,5m twin telescopes, among others)



Paranal Observatory, ESO, Chile (Very Large Telescope, VST)



The time-lapses were a byproduct of our visual observing - because obviously, these sites are also the best in the world for visual observing and astrophotography. If you ever have the chance to spend a night at one of these observatories, consider yourself very lucky!



Thanks are due to following institutions for making this video possible:



European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, USA

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain

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2 comments

  • paul - Sunday 26 July 2015 18:46
    Hallo Jan und Georg, eine wunderbare Zusammenstellung! Einige Aufnahmen kannte ich ja schon (die auch in der StSt waren). Sehr beeindruckend, was euch da gelungen ist! Bitte weiter so :-)
  • hans - Tuesday 28 July 2015 18:46
    einfach nur grandios!!

    Hans