Tuesday 7 June 2011

Cockatoos ridding telescopes in Narrabri, Time Lapse Video

When we think of telescopes we usually think of  stunning images of the cosmos, but rarely, if ever think of the ecological systems that they are situated in. A newly appointed Duty Astronomer at the CSIRO's Compact Array Telescope, near Narrabri in country New South Wales Australia experimentally has created his first smooth time lapse video.

Among the flora and fauna visage you may spot in the video below are the Eastern Grey Kangaroo; Apostle-birds (bird playing with twig and grooming each other); Sulphur Crested Cockatoo's and a cutely appearing Green Tree Frog.

The video maker recommends switching the settings at the video's transport slider from 360p to 1080p and setting on full-screen mode to get the full effect of the video.

I found the accompanying music piece "Song of Sorrows" by Alexander L'Estrange & Dan Hewson, somewhat annoyingly paced and therefore less entertaining, then the smooth transitions between scope to ground to sky to wildlife etc.!
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