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Nightscape Images

This page contains mostly twilight and startrail photographs. These images I usually take casually at observing sites whenever I notice a nice composure of astronomical and foreground objects, or beautiful twilight colors in the sky, or special weather conditions, or something similar. Having collected enough of them over the years, I decided to publish them here.

Usually I don't take notes of sky conditions, camera settings or exposure times when taking such images (in contrast to "real" astro images). Taking notes wouldn't do me much good, anyway, because the light conditions are different every time and results usually can't be reproduced in exactly the same way.
Some people might consider these shots even more beautiful than deep-sky photographs (which are much harder to take). These photographs remember me of the beauty of staying at night under a starry sky at a remote observation site.

Click on any of the small previews to get the full images.

Lunar Eclipse above the Zurichsee

Partial Lunar Eclipse - Zurich, April 25, 2013

Eastern Sky at Wallackhaus, Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse: Time Lapse Movie

Eastern Sky at Wallackhaus, Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse: Time Lapse Movie

Southern Sky at Wallackhaus, Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse: Time Lapse Movie

Southern Sky at Wallackhaus, Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse: Time Lapse Movie

Southern Sky at Ebenwaldhöhe: Time Lapse Movie

Southern Sky at Ebenwaldhöhe: Time Lapse Movie

Night Sky at Steyersberger Schwaig: Time Lapse Movie

Night Sky at Steyersberger Schwaig: Time Lapse Movie

Alpine Night: Time Lapse Movie

Alpine Night: Time Lapse Movie

Startrail Impressions at Ebenwaldhöhe

Startrail Impressions at Ebenwaldhöhe

Southern Sky at Ebenwaldhöhe

Southern Sky at Ebenwaldhöhe

Astrophotography at Brunnalm

Astrophotography at Brunnalm

Moonlit Clouds

Moonlit Clouds

Moonlit Tree with Stars in Winter

Moonlit Tree with Stars in Winter

Tree, Moon and Fog at Dawn

Tree, Moon and Fog at Dawn

Moonrise behind Trees

Moonrise behind Trees

Moonrise at Ebenwaldhohe

Moonrise at Ebenwaldhöhe

Dusk at the Observation Site

An Astrophotographer's Dream

Dawn near Niederleis

Landscape near Niederleis during early Morning Twilight

Baroque Clouds during dusk at Mistelbach

"Baroque" Clouds during dusk at Mistelbach

Dawn near Alland, Lower Austria

Dawn near Alland, Lower Austria

Trees at Dawn

Trees at Dawn

Mistletoe Trees at Dusk

Mistletoe Trees at Dusk

Startrails behind Tree Branches

Startrails behind Tree Branches

MN86 in Action

MN86 in Action

Dawn at Ebenwald

Dawn at Ebenwald

Moon and Mercury in May 2001

Moon and Mercury in May 2001

The Setting of Orion

The Setting of Orion

Donaufeld at Dusk

Donaufeld at Dusk

Evening Star at Oberberger Alm

Evening Star at Oberberger Alm

Moonlit Observations at Sophienalpe

Moonlit Observations at Sophienalpe

Chapel at Hochwechsel at Dusk

Chapel at Hochwechsel at Dusk

Startrails on Brentenriegel

Startrails at Brentenriegel

Brentenriegel at Dusk

Brentenriegel at Dusk


All of the photographs and text on these pages are Copyright © 2010 by Walter Koprolin. All rights reserved. You may download these images and reports for your private use (e.g. as background pictures for Windows etc.), but you must not publish these in any form, neither electronic nor on paper, without written permission of the author. Sorry about that, but long cold hours at the telescope and nearly as much time before the computer screen went into the creation of these images, and I don't like to find my pictures published somewhere without my permission.


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