Monday, May 29, 2023

Ralf Rohner

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.

Sky-Watcher AZ-GTI: The Perfect Mount for Mobile Astrophotography?

The longer I am engaged in shooting astro-landscapes, the longer focal lengths I seem to use. Some 2 years ago, I started shooting "deepscapes,"...

Going Deep – Pushing the Limits of Nightscape Photography

You have probably seen them on social media: Composite images combining landscapes with totally unrelated deep sky images. These pieces of fiction seem to...

Airborne Astrophotography

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