Scorpio sets behind a stand of Casuarinas in McGregor.
We spent a weekend in Grootvadersbosch and the second night was really good for astronomy. Clear and near windless. Beautiful!
Long exposure, wide angled images. This one is Venus, Saturn and Scorpio.
The Southern Cross
The new moon sets behind Lions Head as hikers descend from the top after watching the sunset.
During that photographic session I saw a green deep sky object. I am still battling to identify it and figure out why it is green. The red circle on the right is a hiker, the red circle on theleft is Venus, but what is the green object?
Taken in Nieuwoudtville and Augrabies.
Some other pictures we took on our trip through Bontebok National Park
Chalets are luxurious but not very well insulated.
Jackie Hangman aka Southern Fiskal
Cape Sparrow in the evening sun.
We went to the Bontebok National park to do some astro-photography. The park is small but beautiful.
Bontebok Park website is here:
There were some clouds early in the evening which cleared up and by 2 am the stars were gorgeous.
Sunset. Clouds to ruin the “seeing”. Nice pictures though.
10 pm. Still clouds but they do add some interest.
2 am and the camera is out of focus. Pictures are still pretty good though.
Taken just before Christmas.
Christmas night was full and full south easter was blowing. I couldn’t get any better than this: