Night sky from the Lakes

As if the excitement of the aurora wasn't enough, I managed to get away to the Lake District at the weekend and was rewarded with some fantastic, clear skies. I was staying at High Close Youth Hostel in Langdale which gets very dark at night making it possible to see the Milky Way.

I had a great night on Friday, showing people different constellations that were visible as well as pointing out Saturn and the Pleiades. A few years ago I could only point out about three constellations - Orion, Ursa Major and Cassiopeia - but now I know quite a few more and even some ancient Greek myths about them as well. As I had my camera with me, I was able to take some long exposure pictures of several constellations including a nice photograph of Orion, the Hunter.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 17th Nov 2004 (20:33 UTC) | Permalink
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