All the footage for this video was taken during the night of October 4th 2012 at the McDonald Observatory ( in the Davis Mountains in West texas. There was a pretty bright moon that night that rised around 10:30 pm, which is what makes most of the video look like it was daylight.

I used two cameras, a Nikon D7000 and a D5000 and the main lenses I used were a Tokina wide angle 11-16mm DX-II f/2.8 and a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8.

This was my first field outing with the Dynamic Perception Stage One dolly which was used with the D7000 for the wide angle shots of the Harlan J. Smith Telescope to give them more movement.

The background music is "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

I used Lightroom 4.2 together with LRTimelpase 2 ( to edit the RAW images and create the timelpase sequences.

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