Images from one of the most powerful observatory in the world have been used
Austrian photographer Christoph Malin's work “Island in the sky” is an astonishing time-lapse video made out of images taken off the telescopes at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.It took Malin over one year to complete his project, meanwhile his lifestyle was turning into a camping-observatory one on the island of la Palma, part of the Canary Islands, where the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory is located.
Sitting on top of a volcanic crater, the Observatory provides some of the most impressive images of the Northern Hemisphere night sky, Wired Science reports.
Malin “hiked up the many spots, stayed up all night on stormy volcano ridges, slept like [the] dead on the beach next morning,” in an attempt to obtain the best images of the scenery, according to one of his notes.
The video shows the effort wasn't worthless.
“Night-Time-lapse filming is a passion, hard to live from, tough on your biorhythm — there is a lot of love, passion and dedication involved,” declared Malin.