Articles tagged with "desert"

Trails over the summit

Trails over the summit

A view from out the back of the residencia towards the summit of Paranal and the telescopes.


Two halves of the sky

Two halves of the sky

A view from out the back of the residencia, where you can see the southern stars trailing to the right, and the northern stars trailing to the left.


Celestial equator over the residencia

Celestial equator over the residencia

A view over the residence at Paranal, looking towards the celestial equator. I stacked 763 individual photos to make this one, each of the individual ones being a 20s exposure at ISO 800, using a 24mm lens at f/2.8.


La Silla

La Silla

On my second trip to La Silla, I had plenty of free time. We were observing for three nights, but the transport from La Serena to La Silla only goes three times a week, so we had to arrive three nights before our run started, and leave one night after. So, we did a lot of photography. I made this image by stacking 700 individual images, each of which was a 20s exposure at ISO 100, using a 24mm lens at f/1.4. I started the sequence about 45 minutes after sunset, so that there was still some twilight to light up the sky. The moon was full, so the telescopes and the desert got illuminated by that.

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Star trails over the Residencia

Star trails over the Residencia

A view towards the residencia from the platform at Paranal. I made this photo by stacking 500 photos, each of which was a 5s exposure at ISO 3200.