La Luna in La Serena

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April 12th 2006
Published: April 23rd 2006
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We travelled up to coastal La Serena from Santiago and managed to check out the Mamalluca Observatorio with a late night tour. I saw Saturn with its rings and Jupiter with its moons, plus tons of constellations which are not observable in the Northern Hemisphere. I also learnt that OrionĀ“s left shoulder is the dying red star Betelguese. Chile is particularly good for observing stars and in this area in particular they have 360 clear nights a year. From La Serena we travelled further north to the Atacama region and went through some spectacular desert.

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Taken with my own digital camera through a telescope

3rd June 2006

I love The Giant Hand!!!!!!

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