In honoring the success of the Hubble repair mission star watchers across the globe are holding "star parties" to observe the heavens. Neowin recently posted pictures of Atlantis pulling Hubble out of orbit and today, in celebration of the successful Hubble repair mission, we bring you the video below.
The Hubble has been successfully repaired and the last humans to ever touch it have left the telescope. The final day was relatively drama free other than the emotions of those on board who completed the dangerous space walks some 350 miles above the Earth.
The telescope has serviced a vital role in exploring our Universe. It has proven that there is so much to discover and the pictures from Hubble today will help future generations move about the Universe.
In short you will see the Milky Way rise and set across the Texas sky in a video that is truly breath taking.
For those wondering how the photographer took the video, he used a "Canon EOS-5D (AA screen modified to record hydrogen alpha at 656 nm) with an EF 15mm f/2.8 lens on a weighted tripod. Exposures were 20 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 1600 followed by 40 second interval. Exposures were controlled by an interval timer shutter release (Canon TC80N3). Power was provided by a Hutech EOS203 12v power adapter run off a 12v deep cycle battery. Large jpg files shot in custom white balance were batch processed in Photoshop (levels, curves, contrast, Noise Ninja noise reduction, resize) and assembled in Quicktime Pro. Editing/assembly was with Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9."