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Wiliam Herschel Telescope

Postby peter shah » Sun May 20, 2018 11:16 am

I've just got back from my visit to La Palma...well what can I say other than 'jaw dropping' ...those who have visited will already know. I drove up the one and a half hour journey to the top every night for five nights and stayed till the early hours. Seeing Scorpio in full for the first time was amazing, its now my new favourite constellation. Being in the presence of these historical observatories along with the ink black skies will stay with me for the rest of my days. The zodiacal light stretched up way above my head it was magical.

I had a chance to go into the William Herschel and Isaac Newton Telescopes. There is a massive amount of work going on with the WHT at the moment as they are completely replacing the telescope control systems. They were testing it the night I took this shot.

Sagittarius and Scorpio rising above The William Herschel Telescope. Taken with my Sony A7s and Nikon 50mm lens. 3x 20s two panels dark frame subtracted.
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