Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 7.41.18 PMWe’ve featured many beautiful Milky Way timelapse videos here on SLR Lounge, but this one wins. This brief timelapse was taken in space from the space station…so, top that.

Courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center, this 30 second timelapse is from the International Space Station and features “the Aurora Australis, the Milky Way, and some random satellites.

The video is a sequence of 722 images compiled by Hugh Carrick-Allan and will give you a little taste of the view from space…no astronaut training or spacesuit needed.

A favorite tool of astrophotographers is the Syrp Genie motion control and image capture for timelapse photography. It retails at $849 and we are GIVING ONE AWAY! Our current contest is the Night Sky Contest and we want to see your best image that incorporates the night sky. You have 10 days (at the time of writing) to upload your image and get people to vote. The top vote getting images will be evaluated by the editorial staff. Click here to enter and good luck!

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[Via Universe Today]