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intervalometer

(ˌɪntəvəˈlɒmɪtə)
n
(Photography) an automatic device used to trigger an operation at regular intervals, esp such a device operating the shutter of a camera
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Setting the interval can be confusing, as some intervalometers (notably Canon's TC-80N3) define "interval" to mean the time from when the shutter closes to when it opens again.
But the best cameras for long-exposure sequences are DSLRs that have optional, programmable shutter-release units, or digital intervalometers.
Photographs were taken over 24-h periods with Nikon Coolpix 5700 digital cameras (Nikon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) and DigiSnap 2000 intervalometers (Harbortronics, Gig Harbor, WA, USA) set to record an image every 15 min.
Intervalometers are readily available from your camera manufacturer and third-party suppliers.
Versatile, inexpensive cable release intervalometers are made by Phottix (www.