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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2012, 10:07:46 AM »

Desp', yep, its a 14mm focal length lens on a full frame 35mm slr so covers a lot of the sky ! You can pick out Polaris which shows well through the 220 off 20 second exposure sequence - just have to build up the courage to compile the final star trail image.
I quite like the fact that the economic downturn has made some authorities listen to the view that you don't need street lights on through the night or road lights on motorways - at least there is some benefits from the state of the economy. Mind, that does mean that photographing dark sky has to take place in the small hours
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« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2012, 08:25:46 PM »

Some nice piccys here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17341807

if you're into that sort of thing.

Too murky in ole Lunnun town for me Sad

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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2012, 11:27:34 PM »

The Northern Lights are visible tonight. A slightly ghoulish green colour which fades in and out. Last time there was more of a strobe effect. The Northern Lights from the comfort of my own rocking chair. What more could I possibly want?  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2012, 11:55:35 PM »

A camera??

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« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2012, 11:59:32 PM »

The Northern Lights are visible tonight. A slightly ghoulish green colour which fades in and out. Last time there was more of a strobe effect. The Northern Lights from the comfort of my own rocking chair. What more could I possibly want?  Grin
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« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2012, 11:08:13 AM »

Dsep, I'll go for the camera next time and see what I can get. George, NW coast Scotland and a beautiful day  Cool
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« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2012, 11:45:34 AM »

Seems like the sun is doing stuff again. Cameras at the ready!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17817085

Good skies all.

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« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2012, 12:59:01 PM »

Not an aurora but ice clouds; not seen very often either!


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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2013, 08:22:01 PM »

Wow!!
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« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2013, 08:24:31 PM »

I took these in Iceland on the night of 10th March, it was quite an incredible display for about 2 hours.

On the first photo the bright looking star in the top left is actually Jupiter and you can clearly see the Pleiades (seven sisters). Also if you look closely in between and above Jupiter and the Pleiades I managed to capture a faint shooting star too.




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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013, 08:29:38 PM »

And another, actually I took literally hundreds !, but these 3 seem to be the best.

This one looked like a giant mushroom and filled half the sky directly overhead. It was very sharp and its edges started pulsating like a disco flashing rope light. The 8 second exposure just does not do it justice.


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« Reply #41 on: April 07, 2013, 07:28:51 PM »

Wow those are incredible images Nowty genuflect genuflect
I hope your belly swells up and all your hair falls out.......................................just kidding Grin I'm greener than those lights with envy really surrender

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« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2014, 08:15:13 PM »

According to Coxy and Dara on Stargazing, there was a pretty big CME last night which is due to reach Earth at about midnight tonight, so after the pub get the camera ready and see what you can see.

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« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2014, 08:41:37 PM »

Wow Nowty!
That and Bjork.
Hope the skies stay clear for you all.
Very envious Finistere.
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« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2014, 09:58:50 PM »

Check out http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/alerts to keep up to date with Aurora possibility.

Edit: Ah sorry, I see the site's already been referenced on page one. Never mind I'll leave the post here anyway.
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