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 Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE Aranujez July 4th 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243485 206243485 Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE Aranujez July 4th 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243486 206243486 Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE Aranujez July 4th 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243487 206243487 Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE Aranujez July 4th 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243488 206243488 Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE Aranujez July 4th 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243489 206243489 Milky Way - Mesa de Ocaņa, Aranjuez June 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243490 206243490 Milky Way - Mesa de Ocaņa, Aranjuez June 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243491 206243491 Milky Way - Castillo de Oreja June 2020 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243492 206243492 Circumpolar - Castillo de Oreja Circumpolar with a sneaky meteor at the top. The meteor was a bright fireball and left a persistent smoke trail. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243493 206243493 Comparison of supermoons https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243494 206243494 Milky Way - Plaza de San Antonio Composite of two images - the foreground is a daytime shot processed to appear night-time. The shots were taken with the same lens and in the same direction, to show what the view could be like with no light pollution. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243495 206243495 Galactic centre Castillo de Oreja - August 2019 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243496 206243496 Saturn Processed using Chilescope data courtesy of Damian Peach. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206243497 206243497 Halloween Blue Moon 31/10/20 The second ful moon of October - EOS550D Canon 90-300 zoom @ 300mm ISO 100, f/20 exp 1/50sec 15 images stacked in Registax. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206338325 206338325 Comet C/2020 M3 ATLAS Photographed at 0030 UT 20/11/20 Cano EOS 550D 18-55 zoom @ 41mm 30 x 8 secs @ f/5 ISO 6400 Passing North of Orion's shoulder https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=206348556 206348556