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A Timelapse of Earth Rotating Around the Milky Way


Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg made this 55-second time-lapse video that visualizes Earth’s rotation by fixing the Milky Way as the point of reference and having the landscape spin instead.

Nirenberg shot the photos a couple of years ago over a span of a few hours using a Sony a7S II and a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 on an equatorial tracking mount. He shot 1,100 separate 10-second exposures (at f/2.8 and ISO 1600) with 12 seconds between each shot.

You can find more of Nirenberg’s work on his website, Instagram, YouTube, and 500px.

(via Aryeh Nirenberg via Colossal)