Photographer Eric Brummel stabilized his camera to capture earth's rotation


@stux hooooo now I want to know how

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there are constructions from simple door hinges with threaded rods operated by hand to super expensive motorized star trackers that you align with the earths axis of rotation and they rotate the camera into the opposite direction to cancel earths rotation out.

@glowl @stux oooh! I knew that this kind of shooting required tons of preparation, from choosing a good place to having luck with the weather and ridiculous hours, but this is entirely on another level.
Thank you so much for explaining, now I can appreciate it even more :3c

the prepwork isnt thaaat hard, aligning takes about 10minutes if you know what to do. picking a place is a little tricky bot although manageable, the hard part is definitely being lucky with the weather!

@glowl @ashneehs @stux I think the easiest way is to take a series of shots from a camera on tripod and then stabilise in post-production according to the position of the selected stars. There will be of course some crop needed.

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