Swiss Milky Way (summer triangle)

The night sky is fascinating in so many ways. During my stay in the Swiss Alps, the sky was full of stars and the Milky Way much stronger than in Finland. In the first nights I stood outside and gazed at the stars. So much to take in, overwhelming.

But then it was time to take my gear and finally, finally get some night photos there. After all, this was the first time to be there since I started to take photography more serious.

For this photo I went to Rossiniere in the canton of Vaud, at the shores of Lac du Vernex. A day earlier I scouted out several places and ended up here for the better part of the night.

Notice the bright star above the Milky Way? That is Vega, the second brightest star of the Northern celestical hemisphere. Looking downwards through just at the edge of the Milky Way sits another star. That is Altair, ranking at number twelve. Ready for one more? Now let’s follow the Milky Way up to West and there is Deneb right in the Milky Way.

Connect the three and we will have the so-called summer triangle.

Do you like to look at the stars? Or is it too bright where you live? I’d be curious to know🙂

Night sky of the Vaud Alps in Switzerland

The summer triangle

4 responses to “Swiss Milky Way (summer triangle)

  1. Ich finde es besonders gut, daß Du mal eingezeichnet hast,welche Sterne man überhaupt sieht. Ja,man kann hier halbwegs gut Sterne gucken, weil hier nachts die Laternen ausgemacht werden. Trotzdem weiß ich nur wenig darüber, was ich eigentlich sehe.
    Jetzt bist Du also wieder zu Hause und erlebst den Rest vom Mittsommer?
    Wenn wir wieder aus Norwegen zurück sind,freue ich mich immer über die Dunkelheit,aber im Urlaub schafft Mittsommer soviel mehr Möglichkeiten.
    Lieben Gruß von Sylvia

    • Prima dass die Laternen aus sind nachts, das hätte ich auch gerne hier. Also die drei Sterne kann man besonders leicht erkennen im Sommer zumindest. Ich bin nicht sicher, ob die hier sichtbar wären – falls es dunkel wäre.
      Ganz genau, bin wieder zu Hause und geniesse die letzten hellen Wochen. Das ist wahr, wenn es nicht dunkel wird, hat man erstens mehr Energie und zweitens viel mehr Zeit zu wandern, etc. Viel Spass noch in Norwegen und liebe Grüsse, Thomas

    • Thanks for the kind words, Pat. When I wrote this blog, I looked that that bright star and from there I actually found out about the summer triangle myself😀 Have a nice day

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