Timelapse: Return to the Night Sky at Joshua Tree

1 Mar , 2012 by Video

Gavin Heffernan’s latest timelapse is a stunning look at the night sky over Joshua Tree National Park in California. You’ll be transported from Earth to space and back to Earth again, seeing the Milky Way in all its glory, plus meteors and a satellite pass or two. This is Gavin’s second visit to Joshua Tree (see the first video here) and was shot with a Canon EOD 7D with a EF-S18-135mm Zoom Lens 3.5, and a Canon EOS 5D Mk II with a Canon Prime 24mm f1.4 L-Series.


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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

3 Responses

  1. newSteveZodiac says:

    Superb, I’ve been to the Joshua Tree NP during the day and now I wish I could have stayed the night. The video sound track contrasts with the eerie silence of the place, punctuated only by coyotes.

  2. uniqumm says:

    Has anyone noticed at least a couple of unusual items? First there seems to have been meteorite leaving a smoke trail, then there was a flare of a rather bright object (star or planet?)

  3. uniqumm says:

    OK, the trails seems to have been jet contrails, but there are two different clips where a bright object flares! Now that’s odd, since I didn’t notice anything else flaring, meaning that “twinkle” can be ruled out.

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