In the dark seek a light

9. October 2021

A simple sentence has a much wider meaning.
Most powerful telescopes today are built under the darkest world’s sky. But in the past, it wasn’t that necessary to go so further away. In the location of the former Royal Greenwich Observatory in Sussex England, there stood the Isaac Newton Telescope. Inaugurated in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II. As light pollution extended over among the world, a lot of scientific places have lost their potential. To catch most weaker photons from the universe, any light source is an obstacle. Now, on La Palma island, from 1979 Isaac Newton Telescope plays its role in a world of science again. Thanks to governmental restrictions, La Palma still dispose of the naturally dark night sky. At an altitude of about 2.400m, a 100″ diameter optical telescope works at night. Is this place the last station of this “Englishman”? Depends on us…

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Equipment: Canon 6D mod, Sigma ART 50mm, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, Astronomik 12nm filter
Category: HaRGB panorama
Location: La Palma, Canary Island
Date: 4th of July 2021

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