Andrew Lowe's Astronomy Videos

Andrew Lowe's Astronomy Videos

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A 60-minute time-lapse sequence of twilight on the evening of December 16, 2018, from Calgary, Alberta. Images were taken from one hour after sunset until shorty after the end of astronomical twilight. The individual image frames were exposed at aperture-priority auto, at ten-second intervals with a Nikon D750 at ISO 800 and Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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A two-hour time-lapse sequence of Taurus and comet 46P/Wirtanen, then Orion and comet 46P/Wirtanen, on the evening of December 8, 2018. The individual image frames were exposed for ten seconds at 15-second intervals at ISO 800 with a Nikon D750 and AF-S Nikkor 35mm lens at f/1.8, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

I observed from Township Road 232 and Range Road 251, about 10 km south of Strathmore, Alberta.

A 60-minute time-lapse sequence of the northeastern sky on the evening of December 8, 2018. The individual image frames were exposed for ten seconds at 15-second intervals at ISO 800 with a Nikon D750 and Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

I observed from Township Road 232 and Range Road 251, about 10 km south of Strathmore, Alberta.

A 60-minute time-lapse sequence of the southeastern sky on the evening of December 8, 2018. The individual image frames were exposed for ten seconds at 15-second intervals at ISO 800 with a Nikon D750 and Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

I observed from Township Road 232 and Range Road 251, about 10 km south of Strathmore, Alberta.

A 30-minute time-lapse sequence of the northern sky on the evening of December 8, 2018, shows the movement of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper). The individual image frames were exposed for ten seconds at 15-second intervals at ISO 800 with a Nikon D750 and AF-S Nikkor 35mm lens at f/1.8, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

I observed from Township Road 232 and Range Road 251, about 10 km south of Strathmore, Alberta.

ISS passage over Calgary, Alberta, December 7, 2018. The individual image frames were exposed for one second at two-second intervals at ISO 800 with a Nikon D750 and Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

A bonus of this passage was the appearance of the SpaceX CRS-16 Dragon supply ship trailing the ISS. It was launched on December 5 and will rendezvous with the ISS on December 8.

ISS passage over Calgary, Alberta, December 6, 2018.

The individual image frames were exposed for two seconds at four-second intervals at ISO 100 with a Nikon D750 and Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens set to f/8, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop.

A two-hour time-lapse sequence of the northern sky on the evening of December 5, 2018, shows the movement of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper).

The individual image frames were exposed for 10 seconds at 15-second intervals, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop. My observing site was on Highway 68, about 400m south of the Sibbald Creek Trail exit on the Trans-Canada Highway, Alberta.

A two-hour time-lapse sequence of the western sky on the evening of December 5, 2018, shows stars and the Milky Way gradually setting.

The individual image frames were exposed for 10 seconds at 15-second intervals, then processed and combined in Lightroom and Photoshop. My observing site was on Highway 68, about 400m south of the Sibbald Creek Trail exit on the Trans-Canada Highway, Alberta.

Winter has arrived in my hometown. The temperature was -17C when these images were acquired.

A fifty-minute time-lapse sequence of the northeastern sky on the evening of November 29, 2018, at Ardrossan, Alberta, shows the approach of clouds in advance of a snowstorm. Note the light pillars just above the horizon on the left-hand side, shortly before the sky turns cloudy.
A two-hour time-lapse sequence of the northeastern sky on the evening of November 27, 2018, at Sibbald Creek Trail exit, Alberta, showing the constellations of Orion and Gemini rising.
A two-hour time-lapse sequence of the northern sky on the evening of November 27, 2018, at Sibbald Creek Trail exit, Alberta, showing Ursa Major (the Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (the Little Dipper) and other northern constellations.
A 45-minute time-lapse sequence of the northeastern sky on the evening of November 8, 2018, at Scott Lake Hill, Alberta, showing the constellations of Auriga and Taurus rising.
A 45-minute time-lapse sequence of the northern sky on the evening of November 8, 2018, at Scott Lake Hill, Alberta, showing Ursa Major (the Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (the Little Dipper) and other northern constellations.
A 60-minute time-lapse sequence of the southern sky on the evening of November 7, 2018, at Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta, showing Mars and the stars of Autumn moving across the sky.
A 60-minute time-lapse sequence of the western sky on the evening of November 7, 2018, at Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta, showing stars and the Milky Way gradually setting.
Time-lapse photography of the night sky, Ardrossan, Alberta, September 4-5, 2018.
Perseid meteor shower, Scott Lake Hill, Alberta, August 13, 2018.
ISS passage over Calgary, Alberta, August 5, 2018.
ISS passage over Calgary, Alberta, February 9, 2018.
ISS passage over Calgary, Alberta, November 30, 2017.
ISS passage over Calgary, Alberta, October 3, 2017.
Aldebaren Occultation, Calgary, Alberta, January 20, 2016.


Limovie Analysis (Lightcurve Fitted to an Assumed Angular Diameter of 19.96 milliarcsec)