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140 KM | La Almolda – PN Posets Maladeta

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Distance140 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandona
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 135 mm. – f./6.3
DateApril 03rd 2015

In the village of La Almolda, next to the famous spanish city of Zaragoza, there is an ancient monastery on top an small hill (590 meters above sea level), with some of the greatest short-sight views of the Pyrenees.

From left to right, an overall view of National Park Posts Maladeta, starting with Cotiella peak, then Posets, Perdiguero, and the King of the Pyrenees, Aneto.

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110 KM | Pico de las Nieves – Teide

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Distance110 Kilometers
ByCharles Troupin
CameraCanon EOS 7D @ ISO100 – 1/500
LensCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
DateDecember 22th 2013

Beautiful image here from Charles, on a fantastic clear day in Canary Islands!

As the author says: “From the summit of Gran Canaria it is frequent to see Tenerife and the Teide (3718 m high). Sometimes when the visibility is very good, one can distinguish more details and colors.

In the pictures, Tenerife islands seems to fly, because the visibility below an inversion layer is strongly reduced.

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120 KM | Pradollano – La Sagra

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Distance120 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandona
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/320
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 300 mm. – f./8
DateMarch 11th 2016

In a clear day in Sierra Nevada, Spain, enjoying the recent snow, I noticed something rising over the horizon.

A very iconic mountain, La Sagra, was looking at us from 120 kilometers away. It is an isolated mountain with more than 2.ooo meters and a clear view over the rest of the area. Really a good sighting and also a visit worth it!

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170 KM | Mt. Argentario – Mt. Rotondo

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Distance170 Kilometers
ByFabrizio Giudici
CameraNikon D5000 @ ISO200 – 1/250
LensNikkor AF-N 180 @ 180 mm – f./2.8
DateDecember 12th 2009

Fabrizio sent us this clear view of Mt. Rotondo at 170 km. on a windy Winter day.

Corse mountains can be seen from Southern Toscana when conditions are good, as in this case when wind and usually clear Winter air allowed the snow in the farthest peaks to be clearly seen above Montecristo and Isola del Giglio.

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210 KM | Mont Caro – Monte Perdido

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Distance210 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/400
LensSigma 70 – 300 DG APO @ 122 mm. – f./8
DateDecember 26th 2015 – 17:23

After a long day maintaining its status as the third highest peak in the Pyrenees range, Monte Perdido is covered with red light from the setting sun.

Actually, this is the reason why Pyrenees have this name: Pyros in latin language, means fire.

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203 KM | Mont Caro – Comaloforno

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Distance203 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/320
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 26th 2015 – 17:30

Mont Caro is an isolated mountain located very close to the Mediterranean Sea on the East coast of Spain.

Its height has made it famous for its hurricane force winds when a low pressure system comes close to our country and NE winds blow throught the Ebro valley nearby.

In this case, its height allows us to achieve magnificient views during the evening.

When I arrived to the Summit of Mont Caro, that can be easily reached by car, the situation was not so good, as the mountains in the distance were visible but the details were missed up by daytime turbulence and light scattering.

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216 KM | Bieszczady – Pietrosul Rodnei

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Distance216 Kilometers
ByRadoslaw Wierzbinski
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO800 – 1/15
Lens70 – 300 @ 300 mm. – f./9
DateDecember 31st 2015

This is an special picture.

Just because the peak portrayed here is geometrically not visible from the observation point (the highest peak in Poland). That small Romanian peak is appearing due to refraction, that curves the light beams across the atmosphere and allows hidden objects to show as if they were visible.

A great example of how refraction is something to very care about in distant observations.

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183 KM | Bieszczady – Łomnica

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Distance183 Kilometers
ByRadoslaw Wierzbinski
CameraNikon D90 @ ISO200 – 1/160
Lens70 – 300  @ 109 mm. – f./9
DateDecember 31st 2015

Radoslaw has sent us this amazing picture of Tatra Mountains where all distant peaks covered are shown in an amazing detail, with all ridges and summits perfectly defined and appearing beautifully above the horizon.

This image is a clear example of how snow covered mountains are key for distant obervations, together with a very clear air as the one this picture suggests.

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388 KM | Canigó, Pyrenees – St. de la Frema, Alps

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Distance388 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO200 – 1/1.25
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateMay 17th 2015 – 06:17:25

When we beated the World Record for distant sights almost a year ago, from the same place and at the same time, we never tought we were about to repeat it.

After days of calculation, preparation and planning we were again at the top of Pic du Canigó, just a little moments before sunrise, awating for the view that stopped the time.

Exactly at the forecasted time, and at the very certain place we were waiting it, the sun rose behind Alp-de-Haute-Provence.

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