David Magro's Timelapse Gallery
Milky Way and Moon
LITTLE BIT OF INFO
Here you will find timelapses at amazing night sky locations.
During one night sky conditions change with clouds, colourful airglow, meteors and satellites moving across the sky.
The Milky Way was visible after sunset across Lake Pamamaroo. Unseen to the naked eye, radiant red airglow was glowing throughout the night. With a camera and RAW processing the colours of the sky are visible.
I camped 6 nights at Lake Menindee it was windy and cloudy for half of them. On this night it was mostly calm for the Milky Way to reflection on the water.
At the 8 second mark catch a large meteor blaze downwards in the centre frame. Planes and satellites also crossed the sky.
As the clouds parted at the right moment revealing the Milky Way Core over a secluded Central Coast, NSW beach.
It was a cloudy night when I arrived at 12am with the forecast predicted clearing skies. It was a gamble to hope for clear skies as it did not look promising after beginning the hike to the vantage point.
I was rewarded with clear skies and amazing green and red airglow for taking the risk late at night.
Telescopes and the night sky are complimentary to each other. Combined they create a surreal space scene.
This timelapse transitions from sunset to night as the Milky Way rises then follows the Milky Way set in the west in the next scene.
The telescopes were actively tracked the Milky Way Core region picking up radio signals within the Sagittarius constellation at the beginning of the night. Then the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) in the second scene.
Over the course of a 2 days and 2 nights I filmed the moonrise and moonset in Sydney, Newcastle and Central Coast.
This is a compilation of the footage captured at the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Nobby's Lighthouse and Long Jetty.
This is 6 hours of the Earth spinning on it's axis. Facing the magnetic south pole the stars appear to be moving in a circular motion. It is the Earth rotating through space.
From Pearl Beach on the Central Coast you can see the light pollution from Sydney with boats and planes travelling throughout the night. Also cars driving the around the streets below.
I have travelled to Camel Rock 3 times previously with clear skies predicted to only arrive with cloudy skies. On my fourth attempt there wee no clouds but instead a large bright light from a ship close to the horizon parked exactly where I was shooting.
I stayed two more nights to capture timelapses to only have other astrophotographers shining their lights making their way in the dark and more clouds.
This is a compilation of my failed nights at a popular shooting location. I captured amazing images at Horse Head Rock nearby and of Camel Rock but I don't think timelapses will be possible here again due to it's popularity.
Milky Way Falls
The Milky Way appears after sunset over a rural NSW waterfall. Water flowed down as wind blew the water sideways during the night as the Earth rotated in view towards the centre of our galaxy.
Abercombie House Startrails
As our Earth rotates on the South Celestial Pole it appears as if the stars are moving where in fact it is us who are spinning on Earth.
This timelapse is 6 hours of the Earth spinning near Bathurst at the Abercombie House.