The Bad Astronomy blog points out some gorgeous ground-based 3D imaging of STS-134 while docked with the international space station.
Check out the 3D videos as well. You don’t need special glasses for some of them.
Some very high-resolution solar transit images were also obtained.
Remember, the orbiter and ISS are zooming overhead at 30000 kmph, meaning that a solar transit only lasts a fraction of a second. Capturing these images takes some very special tracking equipment.
I’m a big fan of Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy Blog. That’s where I first saw this image.
It’s impressive how you get the feeling of motion, as the shuttle and ISS hurtle over the earth at ~30000 kmph, while being perfectly stationary relative to each other. Stars are resolved in the background thanks to the long exposure with which this image was taken.
On 21st August 2010, I sat by the Delicate Arch at the Arches National Park, and watched the sun set. This is the video my time-lapse camera made.
Here’s the Youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=058rAxT8gcA.
This is a HD video so you can switch to 720p resolution from the drop-down box.
Although the people move around rather swiftly, you can certainly enjoy the slow crawl of clouds and shadows across the scene.
FYI: Audio is provided by the Youtube Audioswap feature.
Time lapse with my Canon SD1100 IS. Just because.
I-80 perpetually under construction.
Quirky city. Lots of street art. Even more tattoos.