Astrophoto

Startrails

Submitted by dorner on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 01:53

An exposure of roughly 1.2 hours in the direction of the celestial North Pole: 

startrails

This was my first try to take a startrails photo. I took it in the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos on the Canary Island of La Palma in March 2017 - well, my camera took it, while I was working (night shift observing wit the MAGIC telescopes). The exposure was 4661 seconds with ISO 200. 

Rise of the Milky Way after Sunset

Submitted by dorner on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 23:13

What I love about my job? The magic of the night sky... Of course it's exhausting to be on night shift for 3-4 weeks - which in winter basically means hardly seeing the sun from full moon to full moon - but as the observatories are usually in remote places, this also gives me the chance to enjoy wonderful nature and above all the fascinating night sky. 

MAGIC site with milky way