Airless depths (of space)

Tekapo is located in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Therefore, star observation should be especially good there. However, this of course only depends on the weather. So, as I was only spending a single night there, this was also a bit of a gamble.


Church of the Good Shepherd


View from Cowans Hill


Food trucks at the Christmas Market


Brashear Telescope

To make a long story short: I only caught a brief glimpse of the stars directly in the village, but could not enjoy them through a telescope (or for a longer period of time, for that matter).


Stars above Sheepdog Memorial
(© Sky_xe, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

This blog entry is an abridged version of the original entry in German.

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