Where have I been ? November 4, 2007Posted by dorigo in personal, travel.
Four days without blogging. An incredible feat, made possible by the less-than-optimal wireless connection provided by Vodafone. But indeed, I was much more in the mood for enjoying four days of vacation than discussing physics or other matters here…
I have collected in the slideshow below a few images that summarize the past few days I spent in Padola with my family. The weather was fantastic: clear, not cold, wonderfully crystalline skies day and night, for our whole stay. We exploited it with a few nice walks in the woods, and a couple of observing sessions at night – which included a real star-party we managed to organize in a nearby dark site.
In the pictures below you get to see:
- DSC4516: Filippo and Ilaria on a trail, on Thursday afternoon.
- DSC4527: Filippo tries a long jump.
- DSC4534: The mountains toward the south, with punta Crissin, from woods close to Danta di Cadore.
- DSC4538: On Thursday evening I spent a few hours in front of our house in Padola with my 16″ dob. I also fiddled with the camera to image the glorious comet… Here you see Perseus with comet 17P/Holmes through a nikkor 55mm f1.2 lens.
- DSC4545: On Friday we had a walk near Alpe Coltrondo. Here a peaceful exchange of snow took place between Filippo and Ilaria.
- DSC4551: a view from the whereabouts of Alpe Coltrondo towards the north.
- DSC4553: Filippo carries up the slope some precious snow he fetched in a shady spot below, to build a couple of snowmen.
- DSC4559: The snowmen with their makers.
- DSC4566: On Friday evening I went to the star party at Casera Razzo. There, I met some ten other amateur astronomers, and we observed several faint objects as well as the usual showpieces. In the picture you see a view of Cygnus with the 55mm nikkor f1.2 lens. You can see part of the milky way and a hint of the North America nebula. Please note that the picture is of low quality because I only took it to monitor the sky darkness – with the pixel readings you can in fact obtain the average magnitude per squared arcsecond of the night sky…
- DSC4579: on Saturday we hiked to Malga Nemes, a very nice and lonely path with wonderful landscapes.
- DSC4582: Mariarosa and Ilaria.
- DSC4584: Mariarosa and Ilaria near a creek. The mountains on the background are at the border with Austria.
- DSC4589: Filippo with the same background.
- DSC4591: another nice view of the mountains. On the right Col Quaterna’ (2504 m), whose top Filippo and I visited a couple of times.