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Stargazing Timelapse Plus Apollo 14 Launch Soundtrack Is Pure Magic

It feels like a real stargazing session watching this video. You head out at dusk, waiting for the first few stars to emerge. Then there’s a moment when — if you’re in the right spot — whammo. The Milky Way pops out. The sky turns into a three-dimensional playground.

Combine that feeling with the Apollo 14 launch audio from 1971, and this timelapse is a lot of fun.

This timelapse is called “Stargazer” and was shot by photographer Damian Vines.

“A compilation of various astro time-lapses I’ve shot around WA state in the last year or so,” he wrote. “A couple of the Milky Way shots are at Artist Point on Mt. Baker and another is at Diablo Lake lookout East on Hwy 20.”

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Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for Space.com, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

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  • Aqua4U July 31, 2014, 10:59 AM

    Now THAT is a confusing message… “Sorry, because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here.”

    YES, I can get to the video if I go to the Vimeo link, but NO, it won’t play without leaving this page.

  • Olaf July 31, 2014, 12:21 PM

    I am also not allowed to see it.

  • tbransco August 4, 2014, 5:47 PM

    Overlaying the audio of the Apollo 14 launch was sheer brilliance. Astronomic time-lapses are engaging enough, but add in the audio for emotional impact, and BAM, you’re in space. Great fun!

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