Eta Aquarids

A nice night on the mountain with guests watching some very impressive and very fast meteors zipping about. Every now and then there was a bright sizzler that left a visible “smoke” trail which is characteristic of this shower. We only managed to catch the odd faint trail on camera, they´re too fast really but one of the guests shot a nice timelapse of the Milky Way rising which we hope to see when it´s been processed and we captured a nice shot of the area around the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. There were lots of other cool things to look at too, clusters, globular clusters, colourful binary stars, nebulae, other galaxies, some as many as 20 million light years away and the impressive planets of Jupiter and Saturn. A late night night but worth it! Clear skies!

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