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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This shot was captured from the top of a building in Almada, so we can see around the horizon, the city lights from Lisbon, Almada and Seixal Portugalwhere we can see astrofotogrrafia smoke of fireworks and the Very Lights that were fired during the celebrations of the New Year!

London is a very busy city since morning until mid night.

But with the crescent light pollution is Increasingly difficult to distinguish the few bright stars astrofotogafia the middle of cities, so near the year 14the mguel Vega in the constellation Lyra, is touted as the best north star. At the right side of the moon it is visible the planet Venus. Portugal, facing to the Atlantic Ocean. The moon, let me capture the beauty of the place with incredible romantic views in a scenery full of quiet, peace and plenitude.

In the land, a house full of life, space and water, miguell the ideal spot for a skygazer who loves to appreciate the beauty of Alentejo skies. The town plan follows a regular rectangular layout organized along two main perpendicular street axes, linking the central forum to its main gates. The full spectral class for the Sun is then G2V, indicating a main-sequence star with a temperature around 5, K.

Well, either or not, it will be a great sky show indeed, providing good opportunities for images like that. The Gradual consolidation of Roman power led to the establishment of a substantial Roman town in the 1st mkguel.

Image of a colorful startrail captured in the Monsaraz region, inserted in the Alqueva Dark Sky Clago. After the sunset, the sky takes fantastic colors and warm tones full of life.

Normally these satellites are relatively dim to the unaided eye, but on occasion they brighten sufficiently to be easily seen in a dark sky, like occured in the sky of Roque de Los Muchahos observatory, in La Palma, Canary Island.

A deeply miguep above Monte Alerta trees. This startrail image composed by images from 30 seconds each, was capturing in 15th July at 23h11, during the moonset, as we could appreciate in this 13 seconds Time Lapse sequence.


Moon and Mars above Almourol Castle Xlaro castle astrofotogratia Almourol is one of 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 showing a blue color, but in opposition the coolest, can reveal an orange-reddish color.

Above- Panoramic image composed by 5 vertical photos. On earth, the bright trail was left by the lights of a car that was moving inside the observatory area, where is visible from left to right, the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo.

Startrail above chapel of Saint Kevin at Glendalough. Sum of 46 images. The margins on this site are tall and stony, and so tight that they have given rise to a legend that says that a wolf in hunting could transports them in a jump. The rocky silhouette is part of Roque de Los Muchachos, where stands a huge complex with the some of the largest telescopes in the world. In the left top corner asteofotografia clearly visible in the still single shot picture — we could find in the arms of this dead tree, a sleepy sparrow, the perfect model for a night long exposure shot.

With this kind of precision the VLTI can reconstruct images with an angular resolution of milliarcseconds, equivalent to distinguishing the two headlights of a car at the distance of the Moon. Migurl Trails in Punta Cana. Over years of regular exploration, more than 20 million tons of materials were removed from the site, producing about At the heart of the telescope is a huge three-tonne camera with 16 state-of-the-art infrared-sensitive detectors.

The church had a wooden upper floor and access to the roof chamber was through an opening at the western end of the vault. In this colorful startrail, captured near miguell mountain top of the Roque de los Muchachos on the Canary island of La Palma, from left to right, we can see the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo TNGthat is a 3.

In the left side of the sky we can see the trail of Sirius star.

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A Startrail in Ursa Major. Dragged Milky Way in the Church of Noudar. The upper part of the gable window can be seen above what became the chancel astrofotorafia, when the chancel now missing and the sacristy were added later. Located on a small islet in the middle of the Tagus River, in Vila Nova da Barquinha, in the centre region of the country.

The castle was conquered in and it was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar, and a stronghold used during the Portuguese reconquest. In the sky, during astrofotobrafia hours I could register the path of the brightest star in the celestial sphere Siriusthat is visible in the middle of image.


One of the astroftografia ruins from the Southern Gate Tower of the Roman City of Ammaia, in a cloudy moonlight scene, during the passage of the International Space Station above the skies. A city wall surrounds a roughly rectangular area of some 20 hectares. With a diameter of 17 meters and m2 reflective surface, it was the largest in the world before the construction of H.

Lodging Gate to the Noudar Starry Sky. The four separate optical telescopes are known as Antu, Kueyen, Melipal and Yepun, which are all words for astronomical objects in the Mapuche language, with optical elements that can combine them into an astronomical interferometer VLTIwhich is used to resolve small objects. Some sources zstrofotografia that it was part of the original structure, others claim it originally had a nave only with an entrance at the west end.

In the atlantic ocean, the waves dragged the foam that was drawing the sand and reflecting a magnificent sky full of light and color. TNG is a 3. Taken in between However, during the two nights that I was shooting, I had the great presence of the moon to light up the landscape, creating many different blue sky tones and showing less stars than we usually see, with naked eye.

When Polaris clado the north star again around 27, due to its proper motion it then will be farther away from the pole than it is now, while in 23, BC it came closer to the pole. There are milions of sky enthusiasts and amateur astronomers in the entire world, fighting against the growing problem of light pollution and trying to find some dark places that could revealing more stars as well, the beautiful presence of Milky Way.

The settlement was destroyed by English forces in There are nine major Azorean islands and an islet cluster, in astrofotogracia main groups. Starry Vortex Image from Monsaraz region, one of the locations covered by the great Dark Sky Reserve area and that had the best dark sky measures in the process of Starlight validation. Na imagem podemos ver um startrail acima da igreja celta de St.