Astronomy, Photography and Weather
July 19, 2019, 06:24:42 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: IAA lecture programme continues alternate Wednesdays from September - an excellent programme of lectures- Queens University Belfast - Bell Lecture Theatre. Also keep an eye out for the Summer Events
 
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Langdale Night Sky

Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Langdale Night Sky  (Read 236 times)
Anton
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 306


It Was Clear


View Profile WWW
« on: February 12, 2011, 12:04:47 pm »

After completing my work in Tyneside on Thursday I took the A66 across the country and headed towards the Lake District. Time was against me I only had had 2 hours before the sunset so wasted no time in getting to Langdale Valley. I only managed to take a few quick pics in daylight so opted to stay over and prayed  for some clear skies. Managed to find a Hotel (www.dungeon-ghyll.co.uk) at the foot of the mountains which was ideal.







The following day sees the return of mist and rain typical Lake District weather.





Missing my 18 - 55mm Lens  Cry





Report Spam   Logged

markt
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1416

West Midlands, UK


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 09:01:00 pm »

Fantastic shots Anton!  Looks a nice hotel aswell Smiley
Report Spam   Logged

rjgjr
Guest
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 04:31:42 am »

A very beautiful valley setting and #2 is a stunner! Thanks for sharing Anton.
Report Spam   Logged
JohnC
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1631

Gloucester : UK


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 03:01:38 pm »

Excellent,Anton. I really like the jetty photo. I bet it looked good up there when we had the snow.
Report Spam   Logged
Anton
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 306


It Was Clear


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 11:42:13 am »

Thanks for the comments guys.
Report Spam   Logged

paulster78
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 752


Omagh, N. Ireland


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 01:11:58 pm »

Cracking shots Anton, really like no.2 with the stars and the moonlight illuminating the mountains  Smiley
Report Spam   Logged

Anton
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 306


It Was Clear


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 07:19:15 pm »

Thanks Paul, the location was fantastic together with the moonlight made a good evenings observing without any LP.
Report Spam   Logged

Conor McDonald
Full Member
***
Posts: 169


I will live my dream


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2011, 09:29:50 pm »

beautiful shots! I love the mountains in the images.
Report Spam   Logged

Canon 500D
18 - 55mm lens
35- 80mm lens
70-300mm lens

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcdonald_conor/
Big Dipper
Events
Hero Member
*
Posts: 1247


Oxford, UK


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 05:49:28 am »

I can see why you decided to stop over Anton - what fantastic scenery! Love the lighting & 'moody' feel to that penultimate shot with the boats in the mist & also that spectacular second shot with the stars against the moonlit mountains. Incidentally, the starfield in that second shot looks very familiar as I've used it several times (in vain so far) to 'star hop' to the large but faint Seagull nebula (IC2177). You've caught some lovely open clusters in there including my favourite M41 (below & slightly to the left of dazzling Sirius) and M46 & M47 over towards the left of the image.

Sadly all of these clusters never rise very high in the sky for us 'northerners'.
Report Spam   Logged

Remember:- If all else fails, read the Instruction Manual! Grin
 


Andy
Anton
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 306


It Was Clear


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 10:46:07 am »

Thanks Conor & Andy for the comments, this truly is a great location for observing need to pack the scope next time I go that way.

Thanks
Report Spam   Logged



Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum | Buy traffic for your forum/website

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy