Month: February 2016

Tololo revisited

Another delightful visit to Tololo. This time together with Eric, an astrophotographer from the US, and Jan Hattenbach, science writer and blogger from Germany. More pics…

Morning Parade

For the first time since 2005 all five visible (naked-eye) planets could be seen at once in the morning sky. Since the mountain ridges around the Hacienda made it rather difficult to capture all five planets at once, I searched for a different spot, and finally got lucky in a high-mountain valley that provided the perfect view towards the east. Click on image to enlarge. A lovely pair: Venus and Mercury in the morning sky (10 sec. exposure).