La Palma

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. 

Feeling Change

Submitted by lamouette on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 23:13

Here we go  -  the first poem. I wrote it December 9 last year. Today, I found finally time to combine it with a nice photo. Big thanks to Dani that she let me use for this her photos from La Palma

Already when writing it the poem was bilingual. There is a German and an English version - they are no translations, instead I wrote the poem in two languages independently (and also slightly differently). 

Feel free to look also at the German version by switching the language of the website. 

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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