Star Trails over Teide – Tenerife

In overall, this was my third or fourth attempt to capture Star Trails. In the end, I was able to make a slightly longer photo shoot, which shows long, bright and clear trails. In the lower left corner of the screen, long white streaks of light are the lights of Italian tourists – amateurs of the night sky like we do. I remember how loud and chatty they were. The word “Polonia” was fell several times as they looked in our direction. I guess how they knew when my company, a modest number of three people, emptied the turbo-cola with raising toast.

Just above the companions from Italy, a small cluster of white light at the left edge of the frame, are also tourists who were probably descending Teide at night.

Near the bottom of the frame, center to right, white streaks of light are the lights of cars on the road nearby.

Star Trails over Teide – Tenerife - 2019

I had some luck and throughout the frame, I caught a few meteors.

Our place, where I took photos, is about 50 or maybe 80 meters from “God’s finger” rock. It was one of the few nights in my life, where great company (PTMA trip to Tenerife) was wonderful and the milky way litup everything around.

Comet Star Trails over Teide – Tenerife - 2019

This photo is my very nice souvenir. Someday I will come back, to the same place and I hope it will be the same company.

Photos taken on 6.2019 near “God’s finger” rock – Tenerife.

  • GIMP v2.10.14 + plug-ins (Linux),
  • Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Lens 50mm,
  • Composition: StarStax,
  • Processing: Raw Therapee, GIMP v2.10.14 + dodatki (Linux),
  • Lights: 140 x 60[s], ISO 400,