Night Sky

Conjunction [Sonlar System 7 of 7]

Submitted by dapeacely on Tue, 01/12/2021 - 03:15

As final photo, I have something very special for you. Before Christmas there was the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. They were closest December 21st, but the weather didn't play along. Fortunately, I was more lucky on December 25th. I could not only observe the conjunction, but even take a picture:

Conjunction Jupiter and Saturn

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

Vineyards at Night

Submitted by dorner on Sun, 11/22/2020 - 02:31

Recently, I went to the vineyards. I had planned to go in the afternoon to capture the yellow and red leaves in the magic light of the afternoon sun. Some work in the garden took longer than expected and in the end I left only after sunset. Unfortunately, I forgot my tripod which was a pity as the sky was almost clear and some stars visible.