La Palma – Night time

La Palma, and the canaries in general, offer some of the best locations to do astronomical observations or to have a look at the gorgeous night sky. So when you’re on the island and you’re into taking pictures, there’s nothing more logical than to try and capture the amazing night sky available to you.
This is a small selection of images I’ve taken over the last visit. They’re a work in progress, as I’m learning how to better handle my camera and what equipment to use. I had the (mis)fortune of running into a thunderstorm while I was up in the mountains. Obviously it gave way to some quite awesome pictures, on the other hand it also caused the clouds that hid the stars from us. The green line visible in one of the pictures is a laser beacon used by one of the telescopes (The William Herschel telescope).

 

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