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Observatories that I have visited:
NOT at La Palma

Observatory NOT, Nordic Optical Telescope

  1. Going to La Palma and NOT
  2. Our mission
  3. The telescope NOT
  4. The IR camera
  5. The road up to the telescopes
  6. Control room of NOT
  7. The clouds
  8. Other telescopes at La Palma
  9. The island La Palma
  10. The END

7: The clouds

Dark places and clear sky?

Clouds comming over us!

Now to the dilemma for us who had the observatory scheduled after 8 pm. We had certainly been warned that the weather was not the best this season (Mars to April) of the year. Hence, we had received the full 2 ​​weeks, usually astronomers get just a few days to observe. Here how it looked just before 8 pm, after another few minutes the clouds had risen above the dome to our frustration.

Soft Orion

Constellation Orion, just a little bit out of focus to let the colors be more visible. The red center is the Orion nebula M42, a star birth region with lot of dusts. The red light comes from H-Alpha radiation.

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