Sunset at the Roque

Venus (left) and Jupiter (right) over the dome of GTC, the biggerst optical telescope in the world, Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
Venus (left) and Jupiter (right) over the dome of GTC, the biggerst optical telescope in the world.

 

For the last few days, Venus and Jupiter have been very close together in the evening sky. I wanted to take photos on Wednesday and Thursday, but it was cloudy. I wished I’d asked to go up to the observatory, above the clouds. Lucky me, I got permission to go there on Friday evening to take photos. I’m really glad I made the effort.

The constellation Scorpio with the Telescopio Nazionale Gaileo, Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
The constellation Scorpio with the Telescopio Nazionale Gaileo The red star is Antares, the heart of the scorpion.

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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