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Time Lapse Sky Shows Earth Rotating Instead of Stars

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Uploaded on May 28, 2011

Here is a minor edit to the excellent video by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado, posted at Nicolas Bustos channel. Visit http://eso.org for more about the European Southern Observatory.

The minor edit is to move the frame of the video so that the stars stay in the same positions relative to the eyes of the viewer while the frame moves around them. That's all. No CGI. No motorized cameras (although that would be cool).

Credits for original video:
ESO/José Francisco Salgado (http://www.josefrancisco.org)
ESO/S. Guisard (http://www.astrosurf.com/sguisard/)

The time-lapse starfield has been edited to show the rotation of the Earth from the point of view of the stars.

At http://youtu.be/wFpeM3fxJoQ is the original video by Guisard and Salgado.

At http://astrosurf.com/sguisard/ and http://josefrancisco.org/ are more pictures from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) located in the Atacama Desert, Chile.

Music: "Arcadia" available at http://incompetech.com, copyright by Kevin Macleod.

If you like this, you may like at http://pigmentleft.blogspot.com/ some intriguing and well-executed 2d and 3d art.

For anyone interested, at http://www.bulletpeople.com/?p=1805 you can read how this video was done.

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