1. Celestial Fixator


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    • Gemini South


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      • Telescope Wonder


        from Francisco Reyes Added 4 0 0

        Programs: 3Ds max, Vray, After Effects

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        • Parts Unknown (excerpt) |seven channel video installation | video 2 of 7 | 2012


          from Rohini Devasher Added 4 0 0

          When trying to imagine the unimaginable we are forced to rely on the powers of projection, the imagination which recycles past impressions and memories, projecting them onto the strange to render them conceivable. Yet one way of gaining new perspectives on a situation is to juxtapose it with something completely unrelated, thereby making the familiar…. strange. Set in the high latitude desert of ladakh at an altitude of 14,500 feet, the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle, is one of the world's highest sites for optical, infrared and gamma-ray telescopes. The latter collect gamma rays, one of the most enigmatic and energetic forms of light in the universe, created by celestial events such as supernova explosions, the creation of black holes and the decay of radioactive material in space. Hanle exists today as a site of pilgrimage for astronomers across India, amateurs and professionals alike, drawn as much by the spectacular skies as by the stark landscape. Parts Unknown, a suite of seven videos is a window to a strangely mythic landscape, populated by instruments of both fiction and fact, gazing up and out, transforming our imagination of remote objects as physical places in the imagination. From machines they are transformed into a species of ‘chimera’. They are one thing, standing in for something else, pushing the limits of the known and the imagined. The piece offers us seven perspectives of new terrains and fictions, created through the layering of video with drawings and satellite images of the Earth. An alternative hybridized world, once familiar and now strange. So slow as to seem still, the frames remain static with just the sunlight moving across the landscape, the clouds moving across the mountains, or the rain drops falling on the screen. Each frame implicates Man. But whether of man’s deeds long past or present is unclear. They take on a mythic, fictional character. We are not quite sure who has placed these cameras here, the small format and the proximity required from the viewer to see the detail lends a quality of footage captured by a planetary rover, the space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other astronomical body.

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          • HelioBlue (excerpt) | single channel video | 21 mins | 2015


            from Rohini Devasher Added 17 0 0

            Helio Blue is both a colour and the sum of its parts. Helio, the Sun or in this case the radio-heliograph that captures two-dimensional images of the solar corona at different frequencies, against Blue, the sky as it gradually shifts from white to black through 52 shades of blue; a re-imagining of the Cyanometer an 18th century instrument for measuring the 'blueness', specifically the colour intensity of blue sky.

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            • Lumina si astronomia


              from Berinde Adela Added 75 1 0

              O prezentare a instrumentelor optice de analiza astronomica si a aplicatiilor lor

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              • The Earth's Moon shot through logitech webcam mounted on telescope


                from Mark Rehorst Added 31 0 0

                I designed and 3D printed a webcam adapter for a 32mm fl eyepiece and tested it on the telescope.

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                • Scouting Joshua Tree - Milky Way Time Lapse Hyper Lapse - StarDude Astronomy


                  from Maxwell Palau Added 41 0 1

                  http://www.stardude.org Scouting Joshua Tree National Park - StarDude Astronomy Black Rock Campground May 16-17, 2015 My first 4K video and first Hyper-Lapses!!! Woot!! This event was different from my usual events in that I had the honor of being invited by a local Cub Scout pack (Den 9, Pack 766) to join them on a camping trip up to Joshua Tree National Park and be their guide to the night sky! I was more than happy to accept. I packed all my gear into B.O.B. (Big Orange Beast, my Orange Honda Element) and headed out about mid-morning. We arrived at the campsite unpacked our gear, set-up the tents and gathered with the scouts. Next it was decided that we were to go on an awesome 6 1/2 mile hike around the "Panorama Loop" trail. This hike offered amazing views of wildlife, plant life, interesting rock formations and of course breathtaking landscapes! Definitely a hike I will do again. After the hike, we all gathered around for a nice dinner over the campfire. After chowing down on a delicious hamburger, I set off to ready the telescope and prepare for the astronomy lecture. The scouts all gathered around and listened intently asking questions and making comments. Even the parents got into it. We then headed to the scope and were fortunate to get some good sights of Jupiter and its 4 visible moons as well as Venus and Saturn. Sadly thick clouds rolled in and ruined any chance of seeing any Deep Sky Objects (DSO's). About this time it was time for bed...well at least for all the normal people. Haha. I stayed up a few hours longer, composing shots and playing around. At about 1:30 AM, I had taken as many shots as I needed. I set up the camera to do a time lapse and went to sleep. Just 4 1/2 hours later, I awoke to get some shots of the sunrise over the mountains. Again playing around a bit, I got some funny shadow images. A little while later, the scouts also woke up and it was breakfast time. We all munched on breakfast burritos, fruits and juice! Yum! After breakfast, the scouts played and ran around camp enjoying themselves while I set up for my first ever attempt at doing a Hyperlapse, basically a moving time-lapse, where the camera moves at set distance intervals while taking shots at set time intervals. After taking them, I was excited to see how they turned out. As you can see in the video, I think they came out pretty good! Next, we all gathered as a group, sang some songs together and enjoyed each other company for a while longer before taking down camp and saying our thanks and goodbyes. This was an awesome event that I will not forget. Thank you Den 9, Pack 766! Clear Skies to you all!

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