1. Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I

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    Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Featured on the National Geographic News: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/ Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. It is an amazing experience to be under an ideal night sky, a pure natural beauty unspoiled by urban lights. On Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights, neither direct lights or light domes. There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to similar dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara in Algeria to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama beat others is being dry and clear for so many nights per year. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer in to tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes. This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (www.christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (www.twanight.org/tafreshi) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (www.twanight.org). The inside observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (www.astrosurf.com/sguisard). The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (www.carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (www.ultimae.com).

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    • Astronomer's Paradise

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      Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of a Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. So cool: As mentioned by Dr. Brian May here (scroll down a bit): http://brianmay.com/whatsnew.html (Sat. Dec. 1st, 2012) On - National Geographic http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/ - Nikon Rumours! http://nikonrumors.com/2012/02/27/guest-post-astronomers-paradise-time-lapse-video.aspx/ NEW: Fine Art prints of this movie at: http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/ Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on the Paranal mountain, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust, feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer into tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes. This film is made with footage from the November 2011 TWAN imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). We photographed 14 nights in a row from usually 05:30 pm to 08:00 a.m. All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (www.christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (www.twanight.org/tafreshi). The inside vista-observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (www.astrosurf.com/sguisard). The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (ultimae.com). Equipment used by Christoph on assignment: - 2 Nikon D3s - 1 Nikon D700 - 1 Nikon D7000 - 2 AFS 12-24/2.8, 1 AFS 24-70/2.8, 1 AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, 1 AF DX 10/2.8 Fisheye - Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly with MX2 - Astrotrac AT320 X-AG and Merlin with MX2 Transitions done with Apple Aperture (see http://vimeo.com/35998334). Edited and rendered with Final Cut Pro 10, Motion and Compressor. Some re-edits recently done with LR4 and LRT for testing, fun!. About 35000 TimeLapse images processed, 7500 used for this part of "Astronomers Paradise". I hope we could at least capture the magic of this very special place a bit - this is how the night sky looks like, if people care about light pollution. And we need more people to do that. With best regards, Christoph Malin web // christophmalin.com facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com (fine art prints of this movie and others) http://twanight.org/cmalin

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      • ATACAMA

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        A collection of night timelapses captured at the Atacama desert and at the ALMA Observatory (www.http://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/alma/). Music: "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan", by Chris Zabriskie. If you enjoy my video, please feel free to share! I'd appreciate that! DO NOT COPY MY WORK. EMBED IT TO YOUR SITE, OK?

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        • An Astronomer's Paradise

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          Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program. The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (www.carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], written & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (www.ultimae.com).

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          • Horsehead Nebula Fly-through

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            Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); G. Bacon, T. Davis, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D team, STScI); ESO. http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1307d/ This video shows a 3D visualisation of part of the sky in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), showing the new infrared Hubble observations of the Horsehead Nebula (otherwise known as Barnard 33). This video presents a scientific visualisation of the Horsehead Nebula as seen in infrared light. The computer graphics model is intended to be scientifically reasonable, but not fully accurate. This new infrared image has been released to celebrate 23 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This video also uses ground-based observations from the European Southern Observatory’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA). Music: “Lacrimosa 2” by Zbigniew Preisner

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            • Cosmic Art - Part 2 of 2

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              A Collection of space images taken by telescopes such as the Hubble, Spitzer and the VLT (Very Large Telescope). Image Credits: NASA, ESA & ESO NASA: hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/npp/all/hires/true/ ESO: eso.org/public/images/ Music: Ambience Minimus - Zero Degrees Zero

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              • Heavens of Secrecy (HD Time-lapse Video)

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                Strongly recommended to watch this in HD and full-screen. You can follow us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LrdStudios or twitter: http://twitter.com/LrdStudios Credits: Video courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov European Southern Observatory http://www.eso.org ESO/Stéphane Guisard http://www.eso.org/~sguisard 7OOP3D http://www.7oop3d.com Composer: LrdStudios http://www.lrdstudios.com Music: 7OOP3D - Feeling Dark (Behind The Mask) http://ccmixter.org/files/7OOP3D/29126

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                • Praga & EOS M

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                  Piccolo test personale dalla piccola mirroless Canon EOS M, con la sola ottica del kit 18-55. Riprese a mano :-( senza uso di treppiede o monopiede. Nel video sono presenti un paio di scene girate anche con EOS 5DmkII con ottica Samyang 14mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Small personal test from the small mirroless Canon EOS M, with the only optical kit 18-55. Shooting hand without the use of a tripod or monopod. :-( In the video there are a couple of scenes shot with EOS 5DmkII with lens Samyang 14mm

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                  • Atacama Skies

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                    from Christoph Malin / Added

                    This is a preview of the TWANight.org Chile Adventures - ESO Photo Expedition, November 2011. Filmed during two weeks at the ESO Sites Cerro Paranal and Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array in the Atacaman Desert (http://www.eso.org, http://www.almaobservatory.org). I guess this time the TWAN Team consisting of Astro-imaging legend Babak Tafreshi and me, a dedicated Astro Landscape timelapser, with imaging genius, Paranal telescope engineer Stephane Guisard joining in on the second week at ALMA, set a new record nightsky imaging marathon: 13 nights of footage taking in a row!! From average 06:00 p.m. to 08:00 a.m. Even on the two days off, we could not stop exploring the quiet and beautiful desert skies and landscapes. The Atacaman desert is such a remarkable, extraordinary place, as well as the ESO observatories are. Both Paranal and ALMA observatories are truly some of the most exciting astronomic earth based imaging ventures of mankind. I have never seen such brilliant commitment to explore our origins in space as well as exceptional engineering, and we also met so much nice people amongst the different teams. Equipment used: Nikon D7000, D700, 2x D3s, 2x AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye, Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 1, MX2 and Merlin/Skywatcher Head as well as AstroTrac TT320 X-AG. Made on a Mac with Nikon Capture NX, View NX, LR4, Aperture, Apple Motion, FinalCut Pro X and lots of processing time. Best regards Christoph Malin © Christophmalin.com

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                    • Cosmic Art - Part 1 of 2

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                      A Collection of space images taken by telescopes such as the Hubble, Spitzer and the VLT (Very Large Telescope). Image Credits: NASA, ESA & ESO NASA: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/npp/all/hires/true/ ESO: http://www.eso.org/public/images/ Music: John Serrie - Tingri Maiden

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