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28 December 2012

Morocco: Astronomy trip in photos



Impressive Startrail over cupola in the Sahara desert
Credit: Stefan Lamoureux / Astronomy club Toutatis
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December 2012, Sahara desert, Morocco

For the 2 year anniversary of our astronomy club Toutatis, we flew to Morocco to catch a glimpse of the Moroccan astronomy and the beautiful night sky of the Sahara desert.

Omega Centauri globular cluster or NGC 5139
Credit: Stefan lamoureux / Astronomy club Toutatis
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We traveled first to Marrakesh where we met with Ali from the 3AM astronomy club of Marrakesh and the fabulous Observatory and cultural center of Marrakesh (Read previous article on Marrakesh observatory). Next step, we crossed the mighty Atlas mountain range over to the Sahara desert. There we hang out at this awesome hotel in the middle of the desert to enjoy the Geminid meteor shower and other wonders of the night sky. we manage to shot many things during our trip and here are the pictures we captured.
Please have a look at our pictures on our astronomy club's Flickr gallery HERE
Representation of the Solar system with rocks
of the Sahara desert  Cerdit: Stefan Lamoureux
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Settlement in the Draa valley, Morocco
Credit: Stefan Lamoureux / Astronomy club Toutatis
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Small village in Atlas mountains
Credit: Stefan Lamoureux
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Please have a look @ our pictures of the trip HERE

Read post 5/7 on trip to Astronomy Morocco HERE