Lasers Of Mauna Kea

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A timelapse filmed by Sean Goebel filmed over three nights at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii – the Northern Hemisphere’s premier astronomy location due its low light pollution and14,000ft (4267m) elevation.

The beams are laser guide stars, shot into the atmosphere by the observatories to correct for atmospheric light distortion and create artificial ‘stars’ that act as reference points.

Music: All is Violent, All is Bright by God is an Astronaut.

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