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A stormy night approaching in Zurich, viewed from Zurich’s marina.

Cloudy nights

First light for my Zenith Star II 61 APO from downtown Zurich (4.4 km distance)

Focus test with a Bathinov mask

The strawberry full moon above ZUrich

Eppure si muove?

Bathinov mask effect on Zurich downtwon

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Panorama road

High road in Zurich, facing south: the Alps

Apple tree field, the lake of Zurich in the background

Full view on Uetliberg, the terrace-hill of Zurich

A moment of joy on the way

Bellevue point

Click each picture to see the details.

Luckily, neighbor’s grass is greener

Throughout the year, in Zürich, Switzerland, there are 134 rainfall days, and 1,133mm of precipitation is accumulated.

in Inverness it rains an average of 143 days per year.

Cardiff is Britain’s wettest city with 1,152mm falling on it each year

Seattle gets its reputation as being the rainiest city due to the number of days with precipitation.

Although it doesn’t rain all day in Meghalaya, it does rain every day

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Time’s up

Pictures shot at the shores of Obersee, Switzerland. Click each picture to zoom in.

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.

The skiing plateau

Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) is a Dolomite plateau and the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow (German: Alm) in Europe (Wiki)… and you might need 5 hours for comfortably skiing it east to west and back (and shoot many pictures in between).

Your round trip might begin close to the Schlern (Sciliar) double peak

… pass along the Sassolungo (long rock) e Sassopiatto (flat rock)…

… further skiing towards Monte Pana

.. and slowly back to Compatsch

Pictures shot in Alpe di Siusi (Seiseralm), Italy. Click each picture to zoom in.

Human traces

Pictures shot in Engelberg, Switzerland. Click to zoom in.

Looking for directions

Click each picture to zoom in and find a direction. Pictures shot between Vevey and Lavaux at the shores of lake Geneva, Switzerland.

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