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The Perseids above the Gotthard Pass, Switzerland, 2013.

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I reached the tears of Saint Lawrence
Up there on Gotthard pass.

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They guided me white and shiny above the road
I drove, a black ribbon between stones and sky.

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Up there, in the darkness of the Alps
the tears of Saint Lawrence became mine.

To become yours too, click on the pictures and find them in the original and magnified picture, respectively 1, 2 and 3 falling stars are waiting for you. On the bottom left of the Milky way is Perseus, above is Cassiopeia, in the middle of each picture is the Galaxy of Andromeda (click here for a small map) ! Pictures shot with Nikon D800 mounting a Nikon 16-35 mm f/4.

Nikon D800 astrophotography: constellations and Perseids. To boldly go where no artborghi has gone before!

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Star Trek quote apart, give a look to the pictures I shot on Brienzersee in a wonderful hot and dark night, two rare conditions in most of middle Europe. Even more exceptional, I had my sturdy Manfrotto tripod along!

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Not only these pictures are so clear that at least 7 constellations are clearly visible.

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Even weak Perseids are detected. Do you see constellations and falling star(s)? Click on pics to magnify. If some help is needed, click on the mapped pictures here below.

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All pictures shot with Nikon D800, around 20-30 sec exposure on tripod, ISO between 1600-3200, mounting the awesome Nikon 16-35 mm full open.

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