Astro adventures in Aranjuez https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/ Astro adventures in Aranjuez Little Planet Aranjuez A 360 x 180 degree panorama stitched and transformed using Hugin software into a 'little planet' projection. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895687 196895687 The view from 40 degrees north A 360 x 180 degree panorama stitched and transformed using Hugin software to show the whole sky. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895688 196895688 2 day old moon Taken from our balcony and overexposed to show 'earthshine'. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895689 196895689 2 day old moon Taken from our balcony - when the sky is clear, it's really clear. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895690 196895690 Venus setting 1 This sequence was taken on 12/12/14 and shows an almost full Venus setting all the way to the local horizon - the mountains are about 50 miles away. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895833 196895833 Venus setting 2 Venus was just visible to the naked eye, but showed up clearly on camera. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895834 196895834 Venus setting 3 The sky conditions here can be very good, with excellent seeing. Aranjuez is about 550 metres above sea level on the central plateau of Spain. Locally this is known as the Mesa de Ocana. To get these pictures we only had to walk 15 mins up the hill behind our flat. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895835 196895835 Venus setting 4 Venus is in the centre of the image and sits right on the horizon. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=196895836 196895836 Kiss my moonie Our horizons here in Araunjuez are so clear, but if you don't like it you can kiss my moonie :-) https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197006616 197006616 Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy Taken when there was an almost full moon on 04/01/2015 20 x 15 secs, ISO 800, 18-55mm kit lens @ 18mm f/4 Eos 550D on a fixed tripod. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197006618 197006618 Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy A crop from the above image https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197006617 197006617 Venus and Mercury It's that conjunction time of the astro year. This is the closest together I've ever seen them, and bright enough to see on the way to the supermarket... https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197084451 197084451 Venus and Mercury A close up... https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=197084450 197084450