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Flying and falling objects in August night sky

Around 300 pictures were shot tonight for a total of 120 minutes. Falling stars (Perseids), airplanes (dotted lines) and satellites (thin white segmented lines) fly across the sky. Can you distinguish them? Click to enlarge

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Below, at least 10 falling stars are present in this hi-res composite image of only 10 shots (airplanes almost excluded): can you find them? Click the picture to enlarge it (takes some time to download it, it is big), then click on the magnifying lens to zoom in!

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Finally, a single shot of the brightest falling star tonight. On its left, the galaxy of Andromeda the Pleiades, click to enlarge

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Pictures shot with D800 on a tripod mounting a 16-35 mm f/4 – ISO 1200-2000, exposure time 25 secs.




Posted by lorenzoborghi on August 13, 2015
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  1. 08/13/2015

    Gorgeous photos Loreno. I was frustrated with light pollution, but it appears you had your share as well – very well processed. I’ll be out there again tonight as the weather is favorable. Just a note: I believe the Andromedia galaxy was out of your frame in the last shot…. M 🙂

    • 08/13/2015

      Thank you M! I must say light pollution at the horizon gave a colorful touch, although I had to process the “zurich-airport-orange” to a somewhat more fancy shade. I would love to go out tonight again and try a 6 hour-long continuous shooting: this is the max capacity for my 2 cards. However, clouds might be thick tonight , pity. And now you made me curious: if this is not Andromeda … you are so right, they are the Pleiades..oooops!

      • 08/14/2015

        No problem about Andromedia. In fact, at our latitudes, M31 (The Andromedia Galaxy) is readily seen in clear skies just about directly overhead around 1 or 2 AM this time of year. To the naked eye, it;s a smudge. Always love your photos! M 🙂

      • 08/18/2015

        How was the night sky, M? Did you manage to shoot the shooting stars? Here got for ever cloudy since then 🙁

  2. 08/13/2015

    Artborghi’s shooting stars are now published on !!!


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