Shot in central South Dakota in late march-early april. It was the first time I've had the chance to use, an Orion head mounted on the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly. dynamicperception.com

The Orion (aka Merlin or Celestron) telescope head allows for an ultra slow pan and tilt of the camera while it moves slowly along the dolly. The MX2 controller from Dynamic Perception runs the dolly as well as the Orion head.

I also used a "milapse" mount on a few shots as well. The Orion works great with the MX2 and the dolly, I'll be using it often.

Meteor flash at :53 wide shot, see close up pic below

At 2:09 you can see the Orion panning and tilting on the dolly.

Canon 60D and 550D
Tokina 11-16
Sigma 20mm F1.8
Tamron 17-50

Shot in RAW format, most shots were 25 seconds exposure F2.8 or 1.8 on the Sigma with 2 second interval between shots, for about 300 frames or so (several hours). There were a few 30 second exposures. ISO 1600

Available for licensing in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

Music: Equinox by The American Dollar
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Read more on wired.com wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/time-lapse-astrophotography/

It is named Orion for both the Constellation and the telescope mount.

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