A small collection. More movies are on my YouTube Channel.

Collection of various time lapse sequences of the night sky, taken with Nikon D3 in the years 2009 through 2018 and Nikon D850 in 2019. Put together with Apple iMovie. Music: "Pale Horses" by Moby, with free license from

Swiss star party on concreted observing area at Gurnigel pass in Switzerland. In the old days the Swiss army was shooting here with tanks and fighting enemy mountains. Most of the stargazers were on the other side of the area and was doing CCD astronomy. This site is surrounded by the light pollution of Thun (east), Fribourg (west) and Bern (north). Only south is almost free of pollution. 1529 frames every 30 seconds during about 12 hours. Nikon D850 with Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G at f/3.5. Tracking with 1/2 star speed using SkyWatcher StarAdventurer, Intervalometer MIOPS trigger. Exposure control during sunrise/sunset with ControlMyCamea iPad app. Editing and transition smoothing using LRTimelapse and Lightroom.

Time lapse movie of the total solar eclipse as seen from the airstrip at Mangaia airport (Cook Islands). There were three different layers of clouds crossing the sky in different directions.