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Peeping where Hera spurted her milk

Silvery river, Where the dog ran, A pool of cow’s milk, The pathway of the birds, Hera’s spurting milk, The road of the Warriors… every human culture developed its own explanation for the origin and presence of the Milky way in the night sky. I shot these pictures in one of the darkest places in Greece, accordingly to lightpollutionmap.info: 40°02’04.2″N 24°00’22.0″E are the coordinates for some of the most exciting nights I had traveling through stars and galaxies (from the Greek word Galaxias, Γαλαξίας, where Γαλα means milk).

The lights of Sikias are far behind the hills.  I stop the engine shortly before Klimataria. As I switch off the car lights, the Milky Way shows its silvery path on the West quadrant, between Altair and Vega, in this 14 mm shot.

The purple North America nebula shines like a gem in this 14 mm shot. On the top left the Andromeda Galaxy.

Here is a zoom (200 mm) on the purple North American nebula

Here is a zoom (200 mm) on Andromeda, notice the dense clouds above its center.

Watching South, Jupiter is going to bath in Hera’s Milk. The moon just set and its light is still strong. A cloud runs on the wires.

Finally, a watch towards North-East. A modern catamaran is at bay: it spreads blue light in the water. Above its pole light, a yellowish Venus shines above mount Athos and is reflected on the sea surface. Above Venus, the Pleiades. Top center, Andromeda again on the right of the Milky Way. What a catch: a whole Planetarium sliding anti-clock wise through the night.

 

Pictures shot with Nikon D800, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, Sigma 14 mm f/1.4, mount iOptron Skyguider Pro. Click each picture to zoom in.

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Destination: the Holy Mountain

Modern Greeks

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Old and New Thessaloniki

Lines of horizon

 

 

 

Remember Neowise

The distance of Comet NEOWISE from Earth is now 143,663,347 kilometers


A few weeks ago it was closer to Zurich and I got the opportunity to shoot it from a city park. Here with a 14 mm f/1.8

It will come back in 6,800 years. Here I shot it with a 200 mm f/2.8

Let’s remember its proton thin but straight tail, as you can see in this cropped picture shot with the aid of a Skyguider pro mount. And its dusty white bent tail, too.

Pictures shot from Zurich. Click each picture to zoom in,

 

 

All what you miss with a light polluted sky

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.

Elements

Old and new architecture elements in Frankfurt, Germany. Click each picture to zoom in.

Speed Germany

Pictures shot from aboard the ICE train between Frankfurt and Basel with fast shutter speed. Click each picture to zoom in,

 

 

Night speed

Pictures shot with slow shutter speed in Zurich. Click each picture to zoom in.

Fibonacci’s sparkles

Pictures shot on Lac Lèman, Switzerland,  from a distance of 4 Km with Nikon 70-200 mm. Click each picture to zoom in.

 

 

 

 

 

The night over Zurich

Watching Westwards to the suburb towers

Watching East towards the ex industrial quarter

The city burner towards South

Hotels and offices in ZuriWest

A shiny Prime Tower by night.

Click each picture to zoom in.

Skylight metering

Pictures shot with spot light metering on the skylight source.

Night colors

Xmas lights in museum backyard

City light from main station

Bank in city center

Fire juggler in old town

Main street lights

Pictures shot during Christmas time in Zurich. Click each picture to enlarge.

 

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