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A night out
© Mike Meysner, Aug 2012
Date taken: August 2012
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Wild camping at the top of Churfirsten, Switzerland. Below are several 200m routes, which unfortunately I have not yet climbed. The camping alone is worth it though, 1500m above Walensee with just Steinbock, wild flowers and of course the stars for company.
Mike421 - 17/Sep/13Report
Great shot Mike, could I ask what camera,lens and exposure?
sbc_10 - 17/Sep/13Report
Thanks sbc. It is a Nikon D700 with a 10-24mm wide angle. ISO 5000, 30 secs, f3.5, and most importantly, a crystal clear night.
Mike421 - 17/Sep/13Report
Photo's like that remind us why it's called the Milky Way.
aln - 28/Sep/13Report
Possibly dumb question: what are the 3 lines that look like strings of beads?
Chris Harris - 30/Sep/13Report
It is a good question Chris. They could be planes, but then they are very high, in another photo there was a plane and it was really obvious and had red dots from the flashing light. Maybe they are satellites, but don't know if visible and if they flash or not.
Mike421 - 30/Sep/13Report
Could be satellites- some tumble and produce a dash effect. If you know the time and date, you could get a list of satellites from a site such as Heavens-Above.
Tom_Farr - 02/Oct/13Report
They could be part of the Perseids meteor show as that occurs in August every year. I might be wrong though and they could be satellites. It will be one of those 2 though. Great picture btw.
Mord - 08/Oct/13Report
In my experience aeroplanes give flashing lights (like these) and satellites leave a solid streak. Meteors aren't constant from start to finish, here is an example:
<a href='http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=181252'>http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=181252</a>
Ice Nine - 20/Nov/13Report
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