SaharaSky - Hotel & astronomical observatory in Morocco, North Africa.


Observatory Guest Gallery

This place is provided for our guests who wish to share their photos with other guests.


Fran├žois Eudier, Fontainebleau-Paris, France

Captured with a Canon 1DX2 and a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4, 8 seconds at ISO 3200.

May 3 to 13, 2019


Tham Chee Tong, Malaysia (currently living in Germany)

"It was a moonless night during my stay in SaharaSky, stargazing and nightscape photography were basically my evening routine. Thanks to Patrick, who conducted a guided stargazing activity provided me with some useful explanations regarding astronomy phenomena. This was my first time in life to peek at Saturn and Jupiter together with its 4 moons through telescopes, as well as supernova remnants. This was surely an amazing experience."

The images were taken on a fixed mount using a 20-seconds exposure each at f2.0, fl 12mm, ISO-3200 with a Sony ILCE-6000 camera.


This Milky Way timelapse video was taken in SaharaSky's backyard.


The Milky Way taken in a cloudy night sky, yet surprisingly beautiful, it feels like the Galaxy was emerging behind the cloud layers, enhancing the sense of depth in this photo. Full Screen


The Milky Way captured in a clear summer night sky on SaharaSky's rooftop. Full Screen


stayed October 1 - 5, 2018


Dr. Jutta und Dr. Ingo Gruszka, Wiesbaden, Germany

"Find here attached 2 simple pictures of the telescope and the moon of our visit in Sahara-Sky hotel on 04/03/2018 taken with a smartphone camera. Despite the fact that we had nearly full moon and it was even a bit cloudy, it was amazing nonetheless. This is because Patrick abducted us with his explanations and stories into the depth of the space and back into the history of knowledge and to the beginning of material. In the end after midnight we even had a clear look on Jupiter with its clouds and four moons nearby (Wow! I never saw this by myself before), unfortunately without taken a picture. What a fascinating night."



April 4, 2018


Michael Kern, Germany

SaharaSky was happy to welcome our good old friend Michael Kern, astronomer and journalist from Germany.


Left to right: Fritz, Michael, Patte


November 4 to 11, 2016


Rundreise mit dem Space Bus

Gemeinsam mit der Sternwarte Paris und 17 Universitäten Marokkos hat SaharaSky eine 2800km Rundreise des SPACEBUS durch Marokko gesponsert. Am 27.10.16 war SaharaSky eine Etappe für 25 Mitglieder des SPACEBUS Verbandes zur Förderung der Wissenschaften und insbesondere der Astronomie in Marokko. Anbei 2 Fotos mit dem Leiter der Gruppe - Prof. Dr. Samir Kadiri - bei der Einschreibung im SaharaSky.

Caravane avec Space Bus

L'Observatoire de Paris conjointement avec 17 Universités et l'Association Marocaine d'Astronomie et d'Astrophotographie a organisé "SPACEBUS - une Caravane Scientifique" pour traverser 2800km de voyage à travers le Maroc. SaharaSky "Ambassadeur de SPACEBUS" était une étape importante pour les 25 membres de Paris et Maroc le 27.10.2016 à Zagora. Prof. Dr. Samir Kadiri (Université de Rabat) avait dirigé le groupe comme répresentant de la 2AR - Association d'Astronomie de Rabat.

M42 in real-color taken with our QSI


October 27, 2016

Bettina und Reto Bolliger, Switzerland

"Wir bezeichnen uns als fortgeschrittene Anfänger und konnten in dieser Woche mit dem konstant sehr guten Wetter viele Erfahrungen mit unserer halbjährigen Ausrüstung sammeln, bei uns hätte das Monate gedauert. Den klaren Himmel mit der nur geringen Lichtverschmutzung vermissen wir bereits sehr. Die Bedingungen auf dem Dach des SaharaSky waren fur uns optimal, die Gespräche mit Dir, Patrick, Karel, Anna und den verschiedenen 'Tages-Besuchern' waren sehr interessant und bereichernd. Kurz und gut, es hat uns ausgezeichnet gefallen. Wir hoffen, es gibt das SaharaSky noch lange, wir kommen gerne wieder."


M81 and M82 Galaxies M42 Orion Nebula IC 434 Horsehead Nebula Crescend Moon


March 6 to 12, 2016

Ben Blundell and Katie Eagleton, England

"Thank-you for the excellent instruction and the fun times Katie and I had at Sahara Sky. I thought you might be interested in the images I manged to take."


Equipment used Equipment used Desert, camping & the Milky Way Milky Way arch in the desert Horsehead Nebula Whirlpool Galaxy Bode's Galaxy Owl Nebula


March 9 to 12, 2016

Stefan Lamoureux, (Turku), Ikka, Finland, and Ali Astro (Astronomer MarrakechSky)

Habitué... as every year...



January 15 to 22, 2016




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45700 Zagora, Morocco

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