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Category: The Milky Way and Nightscapes

Geminids over the Spiš Castle - Closer Cut

Geminids over the Spiš Castle

Over 2 years, the most famous Slovakian Spiš Castle (UNESCO World Heritage since 1993) was under reconstruction and there was a large crane on its top parts. Luckily, at the end of 2023, they moved it away and I could finally fulfill my photographic dream: To capture it from its northern side–where it looks like…
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Moonless Geminids over snowy Seč Lake

Fairytale Geminids, Again

Around the frozen Seč Lake, where fishes put themself to winter rest, the snowy blanket covered endless forests. People hidden in their warm cottages were just dreaming about their wishes around Advent candles as the miracle night was about to come in only 10 days. Remembering the legendary story of Jesus Christ’s birth, they also…
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A Night Full of Wishes

A Night Full of Wishes

Anything you wish… may come true this night. They always say “make a wish” when a shooting star appears. Shooting stars, however, are not stars but meteors and it’s the glowing trail of a meteoroid or a piece of space debris that burns as soon as it enters the earth’s atmosphere. And it is this…
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The Lights of Thodoo Nights

The Lights of Thodoo Nights

Deep in the Indian Ocean, an emerald can be found. Not large, but truly natural and full of plants island called Thoddoo, Maldives. Proud locals produce their own fruit and vegetable, welcome the tourists with wide-open arms, and show them the importance of the true relationship to the natural heritage of the island, such as…
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Man meets the Milky Way

Man meets the Milky Way

This image taken in April 2016 showcases the bulging heart of the Milky Way as it hangs over the Chajnantor plateau. Located in the Atacama Desert of Chile, this plateau is one of the highest and driest places on Earth. This combination results in ideal conditions to observe millimetre and submillimetre radiation from space, which…
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Milky Way within Reach above the Legendary Astrofarm

Legendary Astrofarm

Enjoy the views of the sky over legendary Alain Maury’s Astrofarm, which is located in the heart of the Chilean Atacama Desert, nearby San Pedro de Atacama. Any visitor who comes always gets literally close to the stars as high ladders are needed for huge telescopes for public observations. I was lucky to visit this…
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Amazing View

Amazing View

The boat in the center of the image is named “Amazing View” as it belongs to Moosa Farooq of the Amazing View Guest House of Thoddoo, Maldives. And yes, there are amazing views around the island, not only in the daytime. Here the boat calmly anchored close to the beach, is surrounded by both marine…
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