Milkyway time-lapse with Vixen Polarie & Fujifilm X-T1

This article is about creating a time-lapse with the Vixen Polarie and a Fujifilm X-T1 camera. Tonight I did a first experiment with the Vixen Polarie. I did not know this device before. It was rent to me by a friend on La Palma. Basically it is a kind of motorized mini-mount for the camera. One the one and can track the night sky (compensate the earth rotation) for longtime exposures. This just needs a good alignment to Polaris. On the other hand one can just mount the camera in order to do time lapse recordings.

I decided for the second option and tried to make my first time lapse with the Vixen Polarie and my Fujifilm X-T1 of the milky way. Below is the result. I am quite pleased with the smooth movement from left to right. Probably something similar could also be achieved by using a good video cut software. However, doing it this way I always have the full resolution available and the post processing is simpler.

Last updated: June 25, 2016 at 14:10 pm