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This is a compilation of panoramas, timelapses, and still photos that I have taken of the night sky in Maine and New Hampshire over the past couple of years. The timelapse sequences and spherical panorama animations were done with After Effects. The video was put together with Premiere Pro. All of it was edited from RAW files in Lightroom and mastered in 4K as 12-bit Cineform 444. At 50GB the master file is too large to share on the Internet with current technology though.

Here is a list of locations in the video:
00:00 – Spencer Bay, Moosehead Lake, Maine
00:07 – Lily Bay State Park, Moosehead Lake, Maine
00:11 – Lee, Maine
00:19 – Mt. Kineo from Kineo Island, Moosehead Lake, Maine
00:29 – Brewer, Maine
00:37 – Lee, Maine
00:45 – Lee, Maine
00:54 – Brewer, Maine
01:03 – Lee, Maine
01:11 – Lee, Maine
01:27 – Lee, Maine
01:29 – Lee, Maine
01:38 – Spencer Bay, Moosehead Lake, Maine
01:42 – Bold Coast, Cutler, Maine
01:46 – Quakish Lake, Millinocket, Maine
01:57 – Sunday Pond, Millinocket, Maine
02:13 – Lee, Maine
02:37 – Bold Coast, Cutler, Maine
02:51 – Penobscot River, Lincoln, Maine
02:55 – Lee, Maine
02:59 – Lee, Maine
03:08 – Artist’s Bluff, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
03:22 – Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine
03:41 – Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine
03:51 – Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde, Maine
03:59 – Lily Bay State Park, Moosehead Lake, Maine
04:34 – Bold Coast, Cutler, Maine
04:52 – Lee, Maine
05:06 – Kineo Island, Moosehead Lake, Maine
05:30 – Mount Kineo Cottage, Kineo Island, Moosehead Lake, Maine
05:37 – Wallis Sands State Park, Rye, New Hampshire
05:42 – Wallis Sands State Park, Rye, New Hampshire
05:46 – Wallis Sands State Park, Rye, New Hampshire

Special thanks to the folks at Promote Control, Panoneed, Really Right Stuff, and LRTimelapse for a lot of help and often custom hardware/software to pull off some of the shots!

Major shout out to fellow noctographers who I hung out with shooting the night sky for hours on end in every type of temperature and weather to capture the images in this video—Mike Taylor, Chris Georgia, Garrett Evans, Jared Blash, Josh Blash, Jon Secord, Matthew Parks, and Hali Sowle.

Music from Reign of Vengeance by Future World Music, available on Amazon.

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