A small group of volunteers gathered at Public Observatory Bussloo to observe the partial solar eclipse under near perfect conditions.Continue reading
Planned my holiday to La Palma (the Canary Islands) as to coincide with the Mercury transit. The weather was very sunny, but incredibly windy. I could only observe the start of the transit as the seeing grew worse and worse every minute. In fact the observatory on the Roque de los Muchachos issued a storm warning. I shot the transit from start to finish but only the images from the first 30 minutes were usable.
All images where shot with a Canon EOS 70D, paired with a Canon EF 300/4 @f/10 and Extender 2x-A, ISO125, 1/6400s.
Caught a glimpse of the Northern lights, hours after a Kp=8 storm hit the atmosphere.