Tuesday 24. February 2015

2 4×4’s
2 guides
1 mega telescope
11 hopeful sky explorers
3 litres hot chocolate
30 kleina‘s (Icel. plural: Kleinur)

Northern Lights Hunt
Based on forecast and gut-feeling we predicted the best bet would be along the Reykjanes peninsula. Off we went with our Brits, Indians, Brazilian and Aussie. Read more

Friday 20. February 2015

The forecast said cloudy sky until midnight so we leisurely picked up our Swiss, Swede, Kazakh, Brit and Aussie new friends, expecting a long wait for The Lights. The group was a happy one, chatting away as we drove towards our destination Garðskagaviti where we expected the sky to start clearing up first. Read more

Lovejoy in Iceland

Fyrsta myndin af halastjörnunni Lovejoy frá Íslandi! 

Stjörnuáhugamaðurinn Jón Sigurðsson tók myndina í gærkvöld frá Þingeyri.

This is the first picture of Lovejoy seen from Iceland. Stargazing enthusias Jón Sigurðsson took it last night in Þingeyri. The comet can easily be seen through handheld binoculars, so imagine how well you’ll be able to explore it through our 9.25 inch semi-professional digital telescope.  Read more

The Night Sky – January 2015

For stargazers and Northern Lights hunters, January 2015 will be a very exciting month. Combining stargazing via powerful telescope with your Northern Lights hunt is sure to deliver a lot more memorable experience. Read on to see what’s up with the planets, meteor showers and deep sky phenomena in the coming month. Read more

Monday 15. December 2014

On tonights tour, while patiently waiting for the Northern Lights, we spent our time observing some 30 or more astronomical objects.

Among them Jupiter and it’s moons, visible late evenings in December. Jupiter is the brightest object in the sky and spectacular to view in a powerful telescope. Jupiter’s red storm was easily visible tonight. With it’s band of red, white and blue Jupiter looked a bit like the Pepsi logo to us 😉 Read more