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    This is the second trip of my home made high altitude weather balloon photography project, Pacific Star.
    The balloon launched at 5:37pm,PST from Oxnard, CA and reached an altitude of 124,176' snapping photos and recording video along the way.
    At its apex, the balloon burst, a parachute deployed, and the payload floated down for 35 minutes, landing near an olive orchard Northeast of Santa Paula.
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  2. 19./20.04.2009, 23:15-02:15 MESZ, 87x120sec. (174min), 16mm Zenitar diagonal fisheye @ f/4, Canon EOS 40D.

    This clip shows the turning of planet earth and the resulting star trails. Captured by a 16mm Zenitar diagonal fisheye lens under a suburban sky in Lower Saxony in Germany.

    This is the second version of the video. I enhanced the colors a few more, slowed it down and added a non-startrails part.

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  3. Night Time Lapse (HD-720p) of the north-easter noctilucent cloud display at 24th/25th of June in Lower Saxony, Germany. Capture time: 23:52-03:00 MESZ (21:52-01:00 UTC), each frame: T=4 sec., ISO 400, 70mm@F/3.5. The center of the frame is oriented to the local azimuth NNE 13.5 deg., field of view is ~10x18 deg.

    The nice purple-orange colors are caused by ice clouds in the upper atmosphere (~80-90km height). They are lit by the sun which had already disappeared under my local horizon near the summer solstice. At the height of the clouds the sun hadn´t set yet.
    The bright star in the upper middle of the frame at 0:30 is called "Capella" (Alpha Aurigae) in the constellation "charioteer".

    The north-western display I observed before was fainter, so I decided to wait and to focus on the eastern part. The cloud formations appeared brighter and later they also showed some colors. So I was happy that I´d checked the atmospheric radar in Kühlungsborn before, so that I could finally get this shot.

    One second in the video (24fps) is equivalent to 3.91 minutes in real life. This is the second version of the video. In relation to the first version I enhanced the color some more.

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  4. My astroimaging highlights all together.
    Mis mejores imágenes astronómicas todas juntas.

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  5. compilation of various sky timelapses shot this spring while stargazing

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