Shooting the Stars Videos using a Nikon Coolpix P900

About a week ago I came across the following video Emily S. Connors took of the star named “Procyon”, and I was totally fascinated by it.

I never knew stars looked like this!

Most pictures I’ve seen of the stars are usually just a bunch of points of light on a dark backdrop, similar to what I see when I look up to the sky with the naked eye. I’ve seen how they twinkle, but I never really bothered to get a closer look. That is, until I saw the above video. 

Then I saw another video done by the same person of a different star. I guess I expected to see something similar, but this was totally different. Here’s “Betelgeuse”…

I ended up sharing these on my personal Facebook wall because they just struck me as marvelous. I couldn’t help but think of the popular rhyme:

“Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are;
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.”

A few days later, I checked to see if there were any more videos like the ones above, and the woman had just posted one of “Sirius”.

This time I called my son in to watch it with me. I then showed him the other two videos, and asked, Isn’t that amazing? He was wowed as well, made his own observations as to what it looked like to him and began to give his ideas of what made it look like it did.

I just smiled and said, “Maybe, but really all we can do is speculate.” All we can do is speculate. 

Having seen the diversity in these stars up close like this, I was reminded of Paul’s words to the Corinthians…

All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another of fishes, and another of birds; and there are heavenly bodies, and earthly bodies; but one is the glory of the heavenly, and another that of the earthly; one glory of sun, and another glory of moon, and another glory of stars, for star from star doth differ in glory. (1 Corinthians 15:39-41 YLT)

To think that every star in the heavens has its own unique glory…wow. What an awesome Creator we have! Here’s one more to enjoy…

Thanks, Emily for sharing these! Positively stunning. 😉

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2 Responses to Shooting the Stars Videos using a Nikon Coolpix P900

  1. Brian says:

    I believe you can find more of these on Ashlee Websters YouTube site, and CeeDee ‘s you tube site.
    Also, I have sent replies to your auto-updates from your MM website.

    • Isha says:

      Yeah, after I posted this blog, I sought out Ashlee’s channel and watched a video she did showing closeups of planets as well. Very cool. (I’ll have to look for CeeDee’s channel. Thanks.)

      I don’t know much about all the scientific stuff surrounding sound frequency and light. Some of what I’ve seen in Ashlee’s videos (and others) is rather interesting, but as I said in my post, in my opinion the best we can do regarding what is up in the heavens is *speculate*.

      I personally have no desire to get into the specifics as to what those things are or how they operate, and I don’t condemn anyone for theorizing about them. I’m truly content with simply appreciating the light they give, and praising the Creator for them. 😉

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