Rotating stars, not.

Time Lapse Sky Shows Earth Rotating Instead of Stars.

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+27 1. woschman commented 8 years ago

I like stars, space and everything about it! It's so mysterious and it can keep me awake some nights ;)
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+15 2. teamoranqe commented 8 years ago

thank god for gravity
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+58 3. TrollyAtsam commented 8 years ago

Like if you think we're not alone in the universe.
Dislike if you think we are alone in the universe.
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+3 4. datastreamdude commented 8 years ago

cool vid.
it was make me a bit giddy at one point.
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+2 5. hedosean commented 8 years ago

wish they had rotated the camera instead of the image. then you would have had a full picture all the way through the video.
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-3 6. Namron7 commented 8 years ago

Hmmmmmm, its just as easy fixing your camera to a gimbal and rotating it 360 degrees to give the impression of the Earth rotating instead of resorting to time lapse photography, what did they use as a point of reference?
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+4 7. Ganex commented 8 years ago

I don't like usual timelaps video ... but this one is cool.
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+5 8. agentreeko commented 8 years ago

0:39 was that a laser beam?
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-2 9. Ganjabus commented 8 years ago

For $1,000,000. Anyone who thinks we are alone in the universe is =

A - a fool.
B - has no knowledge of the size of the universe.
C - ignorant.
D - All of above.
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-3 10. fixento2 commented 8 years ago

Does this mean we have been misled by science and the Church was correct after all, the heavens rotate around the earth! >:)
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+13 11. thorargent commented 8 years ago

#8, yes, a yellow laser based on the frequency of sodium atoms is used to create a synthetic "guide star" which is a tiny dot in the sky. By measuring how the synthetic guide star trembles or twinkles, the computer distorts the telescope mirror slightly to compensate for it. This is called "adaptive optics" and it makes very clear images that way.
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+2 12. BooTheGoose commented 8 years ago

Heresy I say!
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-1 13. Thanny commented 8 years ago

#5 You're missing the point entirely. Time lapse movies of the sky are a dime a dozen. This one is interesting because it was processed afterwards to fix the frame of reference on the sky, so the earth appeared to rotate instead (which, of course, it actually does).

This is one of those things where you either get why it's interesting, or you don't.
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+1 14. fulmar commented 8 years ago

directors like this are bad at knowing when to cut to a different camera... they do it all the time, grr.. hate them
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+4 15. SunshineEddy commented 8 years ago

#13 I found this very interesting and lovely except I was distracted by the frame of the images that broke the illusion. I agree with #5, I wish they had found a way to either rotate the camera to get the effect, or had used a wide enough lens to zoom into the image enough that we don't see the distracting black box that destroys the illusion of the earth rotating while the stars remain static.
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+1 16. Filiforme commented 8 years ago

You guys... this was most likely done using a video camera on a rotatin pod. They use that to study stars. You can enter the knows orbits of many stars in a little processor and it will follow them.

That is why the image is rotating. The only editing done was to changes in camera.