This timelapse was shot in our backyard over the weekend, from dusk until dawn during the dark moon on a VERY cold night (low of -23C); the 'bloom' seen in the frame, and on the tree, 45 seconds in, is frost, illuminated by the lights of the city to the south-east of our country home.
The bright object, seen in the first 15-20 sec, moving from near tip of the tower and disappearing out of the frame at about the 3 o'clock mark, is Jupiter. The constellations of Orion, Ursa Major, Taurus, Lyra, Leo, Cancer, Corona Borealis and Bootes can be seen moving through the night sky, as can The Pleiades (an open star cluster) and the bright stars Betelgeuse, Rigel, Vega, and Denebola.
The set-up for the stills was done by my husband, an avid amateur astronomer and astrophotographer; the camera, dew heater and intervalometer were on the job overnight while we slept; and I did the editing! :)
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