Very very trippy ISS videos
October 16, 2012 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Framestacking ISS Video. This is seriously cool, produced by running International Space Station videos though framestacking software, successively adding the images to produce trails of light. View full screen and smoke it if you got it.
posted by pjern (13 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
curse my slow connection!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:40 AM on October 16, 2012

DRgus is youre brian on tihs.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 11:51 AM on October 16, 2012

Long-exposure ISS Photo. This is seriously uncool, produced by repeatedly adjusting my camera tripod to point in a vaguely space-station-ish direction and taking a long exposure.

The flyover was seriously cool in person, though. My daughter, nieces, and I could see the ISS as soon as it lifted off the horizon, and over the next 5 minutes it became by far the brightest star in the sky as it reached the zenith. (Note that it's *still* the brightest thing in that photo, despite the fact that it's smeared over a 5 or 10 second exposure and the bright stars next to it are pinpoints). That fainter streak (which was much brighter in person) is the Dragon capsule catching up to it. My 3 year old daughter was happily surprised when I explained that, although the dragon stories about lizards spitting fire to hurt people are pretend, the Dragon stories about rockets spitting fire to carry supplies to people in space are real.
posted by roystgnr at 12:04 PM on October 16, 2012 [2 favorites]

This is really cool and is quite soothing after stressful day, but all I could think for the first few seconds was, "It looks like that HBO intro!"
posted by 1f2frfbf at 12:39 PM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Very beautiful! Thanks for the link.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:10 PM on October 16, 2012

I was worried about this Tron re-make, but the trailer is pretty stellar.
posted by avoision at 1:50 PM on October 16, 2012

More cool footage.
posted by hot soup at 1:56 PM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Wow. That was great.

And I don't think I've ever seen "Overkill green" in nature before.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:53 PM on October 16, 2012

This was less Tron and more Doug Trumbull's work on 2001. Which is a very good thing indeed.
posted by SPrintF at 4:55 PM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

Surprisingly awesome.
posted by Bugbread at 10:08 PM on October 16, 2012

Lovely stuff. Made me think of Tangerine Dream, though.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:52 AM on October 17, 2012

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posted by homunculus at 12:43 AM on October 18, 2012

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