Planetary Panoramas

Planetary Panoramas, a multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse, the first of its kind, by photographer Vincent Brady and musician Brandon McCoy.   Watch the impressive time-lapse…

‘These are the images I created on the cold, dark, sleepless nights under awe-spiring skies.’

About Planetary Panoramas by Vincent Brady:

While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. Usually about 3 hours. I then made a script to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse. I created my rig in January of 2013 while in my final semester at Lansing Community College before receiving an associates degree in photography.

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