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Old 11.08.2013, 17:05
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In a word: not very good (ok, in three words).

First, forget about the top of Uetliberg. I did not quite realize how much light is up there. The whole path from the station to the hotel is lit, the whole terrace up there is lit, they even had fireworks No good.
Thanks a lot for the tips. Have been to Uetliberg only once. Could you please let me know how does one go to a darker spot on the hill, once you get down the train? or maybe from the tower at the top.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Last night I simply followed the path along the train tracks. So when you arrive in the station, instead of taking the stairs to get to the top, simply walk down along the tracks. Shortly after you cross the tracks for the first time, there's a clearing on the left, that's where i was. Later on I also walked down to Ringlikon and followed the path east from that station (this is the path that goes down to Triemli, I think), there's also some nice views from there.

If I were to go again I might try to walk along the ridge instead. It might take a bit longer but I would imagine one can find more remote spots that way. To get to this path from the station, start walking up to the top, and before you reach the hotel there's a path on the right, direction Felsenegg.

Truth is, Uetliberg is full of walking paths like this, so I'm sure there are plenty of options to find a nice dark spot on the hill. These are just the areas I'm most familiar with. Good luck and don't forget a flashlight
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Re: perseid meteor shower

I'd like to go star-gazing up the Uetliberg on Monday night. Is there anyone who would like to join? I don't have to go to work the following day, so am fine to stay up there till late.

If there is enough interest I can setup a social event perhaps?
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The clouds ruined it for me yesterday. The sky was clear at around 7 pm, but by midnight, very few stars could be seen. Had some fun walking different ways in Uetliberg, but couldn't watch the shower
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Anyone tried going near Albispass? It should have less lights than Uetliberg.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

re: my earlier post... i meant meteor-spotting, not star-gazing

If no one joins I will probably do a late night climb up from Friedhof Eichbuhl up to the peak and work out from there whether to stay or find a different spot.

If someone joins - it'll probably be a train up
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Old 12.08.2013, 19:39
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Gonna ride up to a spot near Bad-Bellingen, there is a spot on top of a hill with a lay-down bench, perfect for viewing.
Set the alarm for three and the pre-dawn.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Clouds are creeping in over Zurichsee.. Make them go away!
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Re: perseid meteor shower

So I was up at three, and it was cloudy, Zefix! Still got on the bike and headed out of town.
There was clear sky coming from France, so I stopped and set up the camera
I saw two fireballs, one simply grew in magnitude and faded without a tail and one split into two large pieces and lots of smaller ones before blinking out, there were quite a few javelin streaks across the sky and a few penny rocket things.
Just before dawn I am sure that I saw the zodiacal light, small triangle of light on the horizon, then I was able to take this picture with Venus and a faint streak.
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It was partly cloudy in our neck of the woods still husband and I hugged in bed and looked outside our window and saw it...quite happy we moved here
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Old 13.08.2013, 12:49
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Was cloudy most of the night over Bern, but got lucky with some breaks in the cloud.

Could get a picture of a meteor with the Pleiades cluster.
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Was cloudy most of the night over Bern, but got lucky with some breaks in the cloud.

Could get a picture of a meteor with the Pleiades cluster.
time lapse?
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time lapse?
Not sure I get your question, but thats a 30 second long exposure. Had my camera setup to shoot continuously.
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Re: perseid meteor shower

Saw about 20 including 2 large fireballs (made all the neck stretching worth it) between 11:30pm - 12:30am - eastern side of Zurichsee. City lights did not alter the viewing - only the photography. Most activity located around the Big Dipper and east around Cassiopeia. Friend in Basel was having no luck until he changed his point of view.
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Not sure I get your question, but thats a 30 second long exposure. Had my camera setup to shoot continuously.
My timelapse is your 30 second exposure, so that's a yes.
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It was partly cloudy in our neck of the woods still husband and I hugged in bed and looked outside our window and saw it...quite happy we moved here
Its visible from everywhere on the planet...

glad you are happy though, anyway!
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Re: perseid meteor shower

I was out in my balcony at 12:30am last night (in Zurich Oerlikon) and saw 6 shooting stars within 5 minutes.
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Saw about 20 including 2 large fireballs (made all the neck stretching worth it) between 11:30pm - 12:30am - eastern side of Zurichsee. City lights did not alter the viewing - only the photography. Most activity located around the Big Dipper and east around Cassiopeia. Friend in Basel was having no luck until he changed his point of view.
We probably saw the same two. In the end I cycled up to the top of Albisriederstrasse where there is no street lighting because the road is being rebuilt and saw around 30 comets in the hour that I looked.

I also saw around 10 flashes of light, lightning-like, from the corner of my eye in the direction of the Zurichberg. I wonder what those were?

I am kind of tempted to go back there with my son in the hope that we can see some more tonight, but it seems that after the peak the "meteor-rate" drops dramatically.
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We probably saw the same two. In the end I cycled up to the top of Albisriederstrasse where there is no street lighting because the road is being rebuilt and saw around 30 comets in the hour that I looked.

I also saw around 10 flashes of light, lightning-like, from the corner of my eye in the direction of the Zurichberg. I wonder what those were?

I am kind of tempted to go back there with my son in the hope that we can see some more tonight, but it seems that after the peak the "meteor-rate" drops dramatically.
Probably what is known as Wetterleuchten, the reflection of lightning on clouds without actually being able to see the flash.
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I also saw around 10 flashes of light, lightning-like, from the corner of my eye in the direction of the Zurichberg. I wonder what those were?
I saw the same thing - figured it was cloud-to-cloud lightning.

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Probably what is known as Wetterleuchten, the reflection of lightning on clouds without actually being able to see the flash.
Was hoping it was interstellar traffic..
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