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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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275 KM | Penyagolosa – Monte Perdido

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Distance275 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO100 – 1/640
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope
DateDecember 22nd 2012 – 10:27

Monte Perdido massif as seen from Penyagolosa Summit in Castellón, more than 270 kilometers away, under warm conditions up in the atmosphere, usually asociated with clear skies and great visibility.

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251 KM | Cantavieja – Posets

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Distance251 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 23rd 2014 – 9:30

Another picture from the Historic day of 23rd of December, 2014.

The clearness of that day allowed me to take pictures of almost every peak in the horizon, not even caring about the distance to it

This time, the area around the highest peak in Pyrenees, and the third in height of Spain, Aneto at 3.404 meters above sea level.

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246 KM | Cantavieja – Monte Perdido

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Distance246 Kilometers
ByJuanjo Diaz de Argandoña
CameraNikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/400
LensED80 APO Refractor Telescope (900 mm. equiv.)
DateDecember 23rd 2014 – 9:22

In distant photography  there are good days, and there are days that go to History.

 23rd of December, 2014 was one of this days, as being ultra – clear.

Covering distances up to 260 kilometers in a single picture, maintaining the details as the picture above does can only be achieved in a day with perfect conditions.

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