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A selection of astrophotos taken in the Elan Valley in Mid Wales. This site is a silver tier Dark Sky location and really does have dark clear skies with some interesting foregrounds for astro landscapes.

Milky Way and overflowing Caban Coch Dam

Milky Way and overflowing Caban Coch Dam

Claerwen Dam Startrails

Claerwen Dam Startrails

Milky Way and overflowing Craig Goch Dam

Milky Way and overflowing Craig Goch Dam

Craig Goch Reservoir, overflowing dam and The Plough

Craig Goch Reservoir, overflowing dam and The Plough

Video of a weekend in the Elan Valley, November 2022

Horse Head and Flame Nebulae

Horse Head  and Flame Nebulae

Milky Way looking south from Claerwen Dam

Milky Way looking south from Claerwen Dam

A misty night sky with Orion and Mars

A misty night sky with Orion and Mars

North America Nebula from Elan Valley

North America Nebula from Elan Valley

Orion and Running Man Nebulae

Orion and Running Man Nebulae

Orion looking south from Claerwen Dam

Orion looking south from Claerwen Dam

Quadrantid meteor and Orion over cascading Claerwen Dam

Quadrantid meteor and Orion over cascading Claerwen Dam

Pleiades from Elan Valley

Pleiades from Elan Valley

Veil Nebula from Elan Valley

Veil Nebula from Elan Valley