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Amidst the clouds!

Dec. 21st, 2016. The shortest day and the longest night of the year for this hemisphere. We’re stuck in the middle of it: huge amounts of thick, white, humid and dripping material that doesn’t want to leave the mountain top.

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Night watch with clouds

Dec, 18th, 2016. We spend these last days of the year just waiting for the clouds to go away from our favorite observatory…

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Above the clouds

May 5th, 2016, Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma. Surrounded by an ocean of clouds which sometimes reach the summit, the observatory stays clear from clouds during the night. During daytime an explosion of flowers can be seen, with “los … Continue reading

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At the observatory

Jan, 24th, 2016. The last sunset of this January campaign seen from the observatory of Roque de los Muchachos (2400 m) merited a quick stroll to the edge of the mountain crater…

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Best Wishes, 2016!

New year =  a reset or fresh start?

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Earthshine, Aldebaran

On the evening of 21st of april 2015, the crescent moon was visible, low in the western sky. The glow over the unlit part of a crescent moon is called “earthshine”. It is light reflected from earth. The bright star … Continue reading

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Full Moon and halo, La Palma

La Palma, 6-7 november 2014. I had the pleasure to accompany Patricia on an observing run with the Belgian Mercator-telescope at the Observatory de los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain (ouf!) The full moon was right in the middle of … Continue reading

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La Palma, Milky Way

For stargazers , the island of La Palma is a little paradise. Especially if you are able to go to the top of the island and observe the milky way from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.  To make images, … Continue reading

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