Meet AVOD, APOD's Brother

Astronomy Picture of the Day for Mar 28 is a time-lapse video entitled The Aurora, taken in Norway. The not-yet-dark sequence at 1:30, with the aurora lighting up the clouds, is way cool.

Bonus timelapse — Stunning winter sky timelapse video: Sub Zero

Both have an effect of the camera slowly translating and their linked pages mention some sort of special dolly used for the effects.

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  1. You can see the dolly at 53 seconds in the Dakota video. He must have had two cameras set up (on such a glorious night who could blame him). It’s by the door of the shack and the camera is moving away from door frame – you can notice the red reflected glow of the other cameras optics.

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