An image of Omega Centauri, the largest – and in my view also the most beautiful – globular cluster in the Milky Way. Omega Centauri has a diameter of 150 light years, and contains some 10 million stars (haven’t counted them yet…).
My first try at a deep sky object, the Eta Carinae Nebula, a large and bright emission nebula located in the constellation Carina. The image was shot at 1600 mm, f/8, using an 8″ refractor telescope as lens.
Truly enchanting colors during sunset.
As new buildings are added to the observatory site, the basic framework (including the doors with keys) is already done, while the remaining structure is yet to be completed.
Startrails around the Southern celestial pole. The image is a composite of 73 single images.
Always a keen eye for a motif.
The constellation Crux with the splendid open star cluster Jewel Box and a hint of the Coalsack. A softener filter was used in this picture to enhance the colors of the stars. * The planet Jupiter along with the open star cluster Praesepe (also known as Beehive cluster). * Orion setting in the Southern sky (he is plunging downwards head first).
This is the official photograph taken for my visa extension. Not valid for biometric identification.
The Southern Cross with the dark nebula Coalsack and the bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri (close to the horizon). Venus setting. The obligatory camera selfie.
Inspired by a fleeting moment.
My first horseback riding tour on the estate. Sophia’s horse is called Milamores and my horse is aptly named Sirius.
First Quarter Moon on February 27, 2015.
The old church of Serón at night.
A leisurely stroll on the estate of the Hacienda.