Sunday, October 17, 2021

Ralf Rohner

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With over 25 years of experience as a professional airline pilot and as an avid amateur nightscape photographer, I am equally at home both in aviation and in astrophotography. Presently I fly as a Captain on the Boeing 777-300ER for Swiss International Airlines Ltd., the national carrier of my home country Switzerland. I started photography during the film age and expanded into deep sky imaging at the beginning of the millenium. In 2015 I went the "wrong" way and "downgraded" to nightscape photography because I not only love the stats but also like visiting great landscapes. So this was the logical path. During my night flights, I have been pushing the limits and quality of my airborne astrophotography out of fast-flying jet airplanes. https://ralf-rohner.pixels.com https://fb.com/skypointer2000 https://instagram.com/skypointer2000 https://flickr.com/skypointer2000

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Commercial pilot Ralf Rohner shares tips and tricks on how you can photograph the Milky Way and night sky from a jet airplane.