This timelapse movie shows the telescopes at top of the Roque de los Muchachos on a very clear night on La Palma.
On this timelapse movie you can see most of the telescopes which are placed on top of the Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma. Typically for this place is the sea of clouds which can be seen in foreground. However the formation of some kind of "cloud tornado" just a few minutes after sundawn is a special thing and looks fascinating. Apart from an uncountable number of stars you can see the milkyway very bright. Polaris is in the middle of the video and so is the point to rotate for all the other stars.
Place of capture: Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma (28°45'17.10N, 17°53'06.90E)
Point of the compass: North
Date of capture: 01/15/2010
Capture length and time: 16:10 hours, 05:20am-09:30pm
Number of pictures taken: 1689