Time-lapse photography of the milky way

Today I want to talk a little more about astrophotography. I showed you some of my efforts at doing it from the past. I love the images, but I also find them hard to do. Hard in that you have to stay up so late. Plus in winter it is really cold.

It is also something I don’t really feel safe doing on my own. So the problem then becomes finding people to go out with. Though, I’m starting to think that people don’t like me as people who I have gone out with before suddenly get busy and don’t want to do it anymore. It has given me a bit of a complex.

So I mentioned on Friday that I am planning a trip away and I want to do a lot of time-lapse on that trip. One thing I really want to try is some time-lapse of the milky way. I don’t want to talk about the trip yet, but the new moon is going to be happening at the perfect place for the trip and I can’t wait to try and get it.

Now I need to find some time to get out and experiment to see if I can do it. Though I suspect I might have to drag my husband out with me.

I have found some videos on YouTube for you to see what I hope to get. Though I don’t intend to do videos like this, but would like to do one or two in amongst time-lapses of the place.

As I said once before, it would be great if you can click on the YouTube words on the videos and watch them directly on YouTube, help the creators get views. I know it helps their channels.



This last one is a time-lapse, but not of the milky way, but the earth. It is kind of cool to see a time-lapse from the International Space Station.

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    1. Wow very much so, I think they are amazing too, but they aren’t mine Rudi, I’m hoping to get some like this at some stage. Thanks

  1. Wow, every video is very beautiful, Leanne! Thanks for this, your work is beautiful. ❀️

  2. Astrophotography is something I’d love to do, also. And you are right, it’s a special friend who will tolerate the standing around waiting for exposures, the attempts to get the timing and exposure just right, and the temperatures, to support you in your quest. Good luck, and happy adventuring!

    1. It is really amazing when you get the shots. I try to find other photographers who want to do the same sort of thing, not always easy. Thank you Sam, and I hope you get a chance to do some soon.

    1. You’re welcome, it is good to hear that you like them. When I saw that last one I had to share it for the reasons you said, I don’t thinkI will be able to get one like that. Thanks

  3. I used to try and do moon shots and milky way ones but, like you, I never felt truly safe out there alone in the dark. What other lunatics would want to do this? Pity we’re at opposite ends of the globe – it’s the end of summer here.

    1. I know, it can be so scary, though I’ve never really been that afraid for me, but my camera gear is worth stealing.It is a shame that you live so far away. It is the end of winter here, we are about to go into summer, I’m not looking forward to it Ceci. Thank you.

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