In his latest timelapse video, AstroFotografia, Miguel Claro explores Portugal’s exquisite night skies. The film brings together dozens of images. Miguel Claro is a Portuguese professional photographer, author and a the astronomy and photography Portuguese book “Astrofotografia – Imagens à luz das. Followers, Following, Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Miguel Claro Astrophotography (@miguel_claro).

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With a diameter of 17 meters and m2 reflective surface, it was the largest in the world before the construction of H. Finding Polaris Star in Falperras Hill. VISTA has miuel main mirror that is 4.

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In the background, the beautiful light coming from the central region of Milky Way, where the main stars of Sagittarius constellation are shining behind the telescope structure and surrounded by a region rich in emission nebulae, like the Lagoon Nebula M8 and the Trifid Nebula M20or even M23 and M24, Omega nebula M17 and Eagle Nebula M16 — seen in the right edge of the picture in violet color — working as an impressive backlight that even without the presence of any other source of light, allow us to show the imposing dark silhouette of the FACT Telescope, with some of these nebulae and stars, reflected in part of the 9.

A colorful Moontrail above S.

It combines extensive monastic ruins with a stunning natural setting in the Wicklow Mountains. At the heart of the telescope is a huge three-tonne camera with 16 state-of-the-art infrared-sensitive detectors.

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In the scene, is visible the miguwl of Moon and above it, the orange migue of planet Mars. Its large mirror, wide field of view and very sensitive detectors are revealing a completely new view of the southern sky. O lajeado do lado direito possui um comprimento de 21,30m, e uma largura de 10,75m, do lado esquerdo, apenas se conservaram algumas lajes, in situ.


The castle of Almourol is one astrofotograia the more emblematic and cenographic medieval military monuments of the reconquest, and the best representation of the influence of the Knights Templar in Portugal. The hottest stars are blue. Moontrail in Fuencaliente In this startrail and moontrail captured in Los Canarios, Fuencaliente, Canary island, above the landscape full of pine trees, the strong path of moon shines side-by-side with planet Jupiter the trail above moonas well as the trails from Orion stars, Canis Major and Columba, near the cloudy horizon.

Good and plentiful farming land and cattle grazing fields can also be found near the castle.

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Total time integration of 79 minutes. All the islands have volcanic origins, although some, such as Santa Maria, have had no recorded activity since the islands were settled.

Sum of 32 images. A startrail of Magellanic Clouds around the South Pole. Sum of images in a total integration of 75 minutes. The town plan follows a regular rectangular layout organized along two main perpendicular street axes, linking the central forum to its main gates.

Sequence of images. Source and more info: Taken in between ISS above the vineyards. Miguel claro quer ajudarnos a admirar e a fotografar paisagens verdadeiramente astronomicas. Captured in the top of Madeira island, in Pico do Arieiro, at about meters high, from left to right, is visible above the horizon and between the passing clouds, the lights coming from neighboring island of Porto Santo.


A short black and white startrail showing the earth rotation, above the land full of olive trees, captured in front of the Dark Sky Alqueva advertising outdoor, in Monsaraz.

However, during the two nights that I was shooting, I had the great presence of astrofotografiq moon to light up the landscape, creating many different blue sky tones and showing less stars than we usually see, with naked eye. More about Alqueva Coaro Sky Reserve: The main path at the left edge is the Altair star. Located on a small islet in the middle of the Tagus River, in Vila Nova da Barquinha, in the centre region of the country.

What I did to create the both startrails and time lapse images, was to use 2 mountings Vixen Polarie, one to pointing to the actual Polaris Axis and making all the stars staying fixed, but using another Polarie attached to the first one, I could simulate again the Earth Axis Rotation using the sideral motion inverted I mean, like if I was in the south pole, near the batteries you can switch the button to N north or S south motion.

The Azores are actually some of the tallest mountains on the planet, measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean to their peaks, which thrust high above the surface of the Atlantic. At left, we also can see the light coming from the moonset. At the right side of the moon it is visible the planet Venus.