Posts from the ‘photography of night’ Category
Orion behind the central chimney, shot from Lindenhof, Zurich
Twins’ heads, top left – walking across Niederdorf, Zurich
Ursa Major ascending over Zurich Cathedral
Watching North-West, stars over Zurich city center
The Fraumünster bell tower crowned with Orion (left), Twins’ feet (top) and Auriga (right)
Watching South, Niederdorf
The magnificent Orion just above Uetliberg antenna, Zurich in the foreground
Pictures shot in Zürich with D800 and Sigma 14 mm f/1.8. Click each picture to zoom in.
Astro-photography requires dark, long and often cold nights for capturing good shots, still sometimes a balcony is sufficient. These pictures where shot from my balcony in Zurich. Picture exposures go from some fractions of second to 33 minutes (a composition of 11 pictures, each 3 minute long). Long exposures were possible thanks to a Skyguider Pro mount and a Nikon 200 mm zoom.
The Pleiades star cluster
A Jupiter and Saturn “great but late junction”, setting behind the 870 meter-high Uetliberg hill, West of Zurich.
The Orion Nebula, the closest-to-Earth stellar nursery
Click each picture to zoom in.
The city from above
The only (?) Christmas market in Zurich this year: raclette, sausages and hot wine
The city of Zurich and its lake on the north eastern side
The Alps on the south western side
Above from Uto Kulm, the shiny presence of the city of Zurich and of the boats on Zurich lake below. Click each picture to zoom in.