Time-Lapse Of Aurora Borealis In Jackson Hole, Wyoming
While on holiday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming I thought that I would take advantage of the moonless, clear sky and try my hand at shooting a time-lapse series of photos of the stars rotating.
I set up my Canon 5D Mk III on a tripod pointing roughly north with the following settings:
Lens: 35 -70 mm set to 35 mm
Aperture: F 4.0
Shutter: 30 seconds (that was actually too long and I dialed down the exposure a little in Lightroom.)
I set my Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller to take a photo every two minutes. But next time I would shoot every minute for a smoother video.
I was hoping to shoot all night, but what I didn’t realize (because, being a man, I never read the user manual) is that the timer has a limit of 99 shots.
So on the evening of the September 8, 2015, my camera happily shot away for around three hours from 10:30 pm to 1:30 am . . . and then stopped.
And then for some unknown reason the timer took one more image at 4:30 am.
See if you can you spot the North Star in the video below. Everything is rotating around it, and it’s the only star that doesn’t move.
Also published on Medium.