Make the invisible visible: 30 second long exposure of Zurich night sky with the fast wide angle Sigma 14 mm f/1.8
Facing West, do you see Corona Borealis and Arcturus (Bootes)?
The milky way above Zurich city, light pollution high to very high – level (SQM) up to 18.89 mag./arc sec2
Facing North, do you see Ursa major, Ursa minor, Perseus, Giraffe, Cassiopea and much more ?
Jupiter and its 4 moons, do you see all the 4 of them? (shot with a 70-200 mm objective)
Facing West, do you see the Andromeda constellation and its galaxy?
If you did not see the constellations, click here 🙂 Wide angle pictures shot with SIGMA 14 mm f / 1.8, 30 seconds, ISO 1250. Jupiter shot with 200 mm f / 2.8, 0.4 second, ISO 400. Click each picture to zoom in.
The entry gate to the new Lewa- Savanna region at Zoo Zürich
Giraffes and impalas
A top deck safari bus at the east end
(fake) gigantic baobab trees
Stripes and squares. Pictures shot in the new Savanna area in Zoo Zurich, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in
Which objects can you picture in a clear night sky with a Nikon 200 mm? What magnification can you obtain with this photographic zoom?
Picture shot with ISO 800-1600, 2-3 min long exposure, 3.2-5.6 aperture – Mount: Skyguider pro. Click each picture to zoom in
A plate solver like Astrometry.net helps mapping your night shots: with 70 mm, no DSO is recognized in this part of the sky
With 200 mm, small emission nebula like the Bow tie nebula are mere dots
With 200 mm galaxies like the Whirlpool galaxy turn visible
Still a 200 mm shot, the ring of the Ring nebula in the Lyra constellation is pixel visible
The Andromeda galaxy is likely the only galaxy you can resolve up to this definition with a 200 mm
Pictures shot in Zurich area (sky brightness 18.5)
Hidden in the grass, the toad awaits..
“3+1 courses, will they be my meal today?”
“Or will I swallow the whole feast?”
“Too long you waited for, Mr Toad” said the frog
I am going to push my tongue out!”
Pictures shot in Feuchtbiotop Langensegen. Click erach picture to zoom in.