Time Lapse Of Galactic Centre Of Milky Way

Submitted by: lukas1051 7 years ago Science

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.


A photo was taken every 20 seconds at a Texas star party to create this simply amazing time lapse video.
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Male 1,129
drink beers and eat tacos...
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Female 528
"davymid.. <3"
"ROFL @ davymid! oh god i`m crying. jesus."
"lol... oh, davymid, you slay me. "

Davymid you pimp

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Female 528
"Rarely a video makes me sit here with my mound open. That was amazing."

Baaaaaaaaahahahahaha! Best typo I`ve ever seen.

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Male 277
omg that was unbelivable ... just wow... we really are just a speck a drift in a sea :O
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Male 43
eff kin great. awesome. incredible
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Male 777
Makkaal: I was pretty excited by your post, but then I noticed that you`re a guy.
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Female 53
this is amazing, I love it
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Male 227
december 21, 2012...you`re looking at the portal to the end of the world...just ask your local Mayan.
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Male 123
Rarely a video makes me sit here with my mound open. That was amazing.
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Male 382
that was awesome, and should have been recommended instead of the freaky nosferatu video :S

Also, "I`ll let you intelligent people that actually look up at the sky tell you..."

so..you dont look up at the sky, therefore have no idea onm the subject from first hand evidence, so should stfu and keep your annoying comments to yourself?

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Male 1,153
"It kind of looked like a lumpy vulva."

You look like a lumpy vulva

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Male 103
i saw like 20 shooting stars!
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Female 168
It kind of looked like a lumpy vulva.
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Male 12,138
vv Sorry gozirra, but there`s always one, unfortunately. See earlier in the thread:

"That is so freaking fake I`m not even going to begin to describe why. I`ll let you intelligent people that actually look up at the sky tell you..." blah blah bollocks.

I think I share the same sentiment with you when I state that I wish I could edit google searches to filter out the term "retard".

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Male 375
Very impressive - and nobody even yelled "FAKE" for once.
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Male 3,431
I really expected to see just one star...being Texas and all.
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Male 241
freakin ownz. space, nature FTW
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Male 111
Damn, that bit at the end was pretty cool.
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Male 906
neat-drating-o
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Male 147
Too bad I don`t live i an area where I could see that. Wow...
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Male 600
Woah...
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Male 886
awesome
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Female 26
davymid.. <3
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Female 34
Holy fudge thats cool XD
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Female 98
ROFL @ davymid! oh god i`m crying. jesus.
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Female 149
lol... oh, davymid, you slay me.
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Male 123
Simply Gorgeous....
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Male 12,138
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Male 1,072
so pretty but why was there the sun when it was night time that confused me a bit lol
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Male 105
Seeing a sight like this whenever I was on night bridge watch in the middle of the ocean on a clear, moonless night is one of the few things I miss about being in the Navy...
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Male 185
w00t?! i had no idea that you could see a nebula from earth.
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Male 3,310
This video is fake.
Everyone knows Texas is the lone star state.
DUH
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Male 66
how come i cant see the milky way when im out side in the dark...
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Male 588
If only the light pollution didn`t drown out the stars here...

*sigh*

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Male 3,014
Wow, I never noticed that the movement of the stars was so... liqueous.
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Male 1,086
It`s like all the specks of dust in the air when you shine a flashlight.
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Male 2,553
Bee, ee, a, utiful!
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Female 395
so so pretty!! love the bit just as it becomes dawn especially :-)
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Female 718
Its sooooooo pretty.... :P
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Female 267
All I know is that there`s nothing more relaxing than laying down in the grass away from the city lights and looking up to that sparkling display of infinite possibilities otherwise known as, space.

And it makes for some really great make-out moments with the hubba-hubba-bubba next to me. :D

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Male 674
"Why should there be any intelligent life up there?

There`s none down here!"

Well one then we could do in an effort to rectify that is to realize that there is no such thing as down here and up there... down and up are just perspectives that we reference from the horizon, and the seemingly planar nature of gravity. we are on the surface of a sphere, there is no top and bottom to it.

Now we could use the galactic plane as a standard for up and down, but do we just arbitrarily define one and the other?

Something like this can really give you a new perspective. Someday, I want to be up there looking back at the surface, just watching it, for hours.

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Male 3,369
Why should there be any intelligent life up there?

There`s none down here!

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Male 3,819
Allllllllllllllllllllll those stars, and allllllllllllll of the planets allllllllll of those stars have, and not one of them could possibly harbor any life, right? ;)
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Male 49
i think is funny that all you people think space is sooooo cool. Come back down to earth, space kills.
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Female 41
That is so beautiful...it makes me wish for my own telescope even more...
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Male 1,254
Its funny, I`ve been working towards my degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics now for four years and I have never viewed the Milky Way in person. Not too surprising though, there`s a big difference between research level and amateur astronomy.

Of course, with the amateur stuff, they get to enjoy things like this. I get a bunch of fuzzy X-ray images to try and classify.

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Male 9,306
Guys, don`t argue over something so trivial, please. It tarnishes it.
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Male 154
I hope that thelonious is not actually 30-39, that would be a sad day. Onto the topic of this video. I it was beautiful. rarely do you get to experience how the night sky is like a porthole into an unimaginably vast place.
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Female 1,413
woah cool
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Female 39
Wow, im in awe; space is a magnificent thing ~
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Male 915
lol ok ignore the troll already
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Male 66
@thelonius

It`s too bad you don`t realize how retarded you make yourself look when you do things like that. So try not to make yourself look any less intelligent, if you can.

Anyone with any degree of intelligence can tell that this video is real.

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Male 3,310
That is so freaking fake I`m not even going to begin to describe why. I`ll let you intelligent people that actually look up at the sky tell you what just happened there that you will never see from earth. Why do people do these things?
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Male 207
I love space the most ~ it`s where I do all my zero g` reading.
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Male 756
I`ve never seen the milky way unfortunately...but that`s probably because I live in New Jersey
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Male 3,296
thank you William Castleman
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Male 3
Look everyone! It`s the Whispering Eye!
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Male 629
Why can`t it ever be that dark over here?
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Male 283
damn sun
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Male 89
thats awesome. i love space.
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Male 2,344
That was amazing!
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Male 845
nice, while normal lenses would have worked better the fisheye gave a better total view
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Male 15,832
@kiddo "what were the things at the bottom corners?

Those were people with red flashlights. They use red because it doesn`t knock out your night vision. The ground appears to wrap up around the corners because of the wide-angle lens.

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Male 1,452
[quote] It warps because the photographer used a fisheye lens. [/quote]

makes sense

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Male 9,306
Oooooh...pretty :D
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Female 344
weird but oddly great
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Male 265
It warps because the photographer used a fisheye lens.
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Male 1,452
why does it seem to warp?
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Female 192
That was amazing. Many kudos to the guy that filmed this, it just made my day. :-)

On a second note though - star parties? Seems like a fancy rave-type thing.

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Male 15,510
People, the universe is not too big, is just we are so darn small ;)
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Male 339
Looks like there`s a huge scar in the universe to me.
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Male 736
wow
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Male 1,404
I am assuming CrakrJack is referring to actor Keir Dullea who is in the movie Fortune due out this year. Dullea is a strong actor and I can`t wait to see more of his work. http://www.fortune-movie.com/trailer/
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Female 4,197
wow.. that was so amazing. Very humbling
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Male 2,125
That was amazing!
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Female 1,212
Simply beautiful! I was on a beach when I saw the milky way the 1st time.
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Male 298
that was pretty awesome
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Female 140
That was the best thing to come out of Texas since Quincey P. Morris. (Dracula reference! lol)
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Male 17,512
"My God, It`s full of stars!" - Dave Bowman
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Male 142
it was like, meh a bunch a stars and then like good god thats beautiful
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Male 62
the sun just devours it all!
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Female 583
It`s like a river of sparkles.
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Male 255
opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Western US
11416 Posts Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:39:28 PM
Oh my god that`s gorgeous.
Dear Texas,

We forgive you. You have redeemed yourself.

Sincerely, The Other 49 States.

that made my day

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Female 1,401
pretty. and sparkly :P
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Male 254
what were the tings at the bottom corners? they were too distracting to me. ahaha .
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Male 118
WHOA! That is amazing.
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Female 15,763
Oh my god that`s gorgeous.

Dear Texas,

We forgive you. You have redeemed yourself.

Sincerely, The Other 49 States.

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Male 3,425
Link: Time Lapse Of Galactic Centre Of Milky Way [Rate Link] - A photo was taken every 20 seconds at a Texas star party to create this simply amazing time lapse video.
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