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BruceK
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« on: October 31, 2003, 09:13:35 AM »
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Jason:

I managed to get a few good ones last night (but don't have a web site to show them <sigh>). What was very surprising was how quickly the show was over - by 9PM EST it had died out.

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2003, 01:26:42 PM »
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Well we've had a couple clear nights now but no aurora!

So much for that then.

Jason
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2003, 10:39:41 AM »
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I got 63 shots last Wed night. In my part of Aklaska the Lights rarely turn red or pink . . . usually green. However, "they" really put on the show last Wed. They began to run around 1830 HRS and I finally stopped shooting around 0330HRS. We had red, pink, blue, green and various other colors and they were intense at times.
   If you get a chance, go to the section on Processing Digital Image and read my posting regarding some of the problems I experienced with the Nikon D1X while shooting the "Lights". Maybe you can answer my question.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2003, 12:10:26 PM »
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Yep! Can't wait. Will try these with shots with a Sinar F 4X5 using chrome.
Harold
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2003, 09:24:18 PM »
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I was doing some imaging through my telescope on November 20 and looked up to what appeared to be thin clouds.  After further review and recalling that there was an aurora warning for the night, I realized the luminescence (sp?) in the clouds was striking and the color was starting to emerge in green and red.  I quickly grabbed the 10D and started shooting.  My backyard is not the ideal spot, but this aurora was south of the zenith which was a first from my location in West Virginia.  I did not bother with noise reduction and may revisit by reducing noise via dark frame subtraction at a later date if I wish to print these images.  It was quite a show on the camera LCD.

http://www.astro-photography.com/aurora_nov_2003.htm

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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2003, 08:42:00 AM »
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Hopefully you people will have had better luck than I have had. It's been completely overcast here for well over a week. However at long last the clear sky clock says tonight will be clear - not perfect, but clear anyway - hope I can get something!

Jason

edit: check these out, these are over Alaska - amazing - http://www.adn.com/photos/aurora/
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2003, 10:35:20 PM »
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The peak here in Maine was 7:30-8 pm, during which I ran around with my tripod, 10D, and Sigma 17-35mm for some great shots, one of which made the cover of the local paper (how I love having gone online this year).  

I don't have a site to post them, but there's some nice ones on a link at spaceweather.com.  They also have a forecast of sunspot activity and other great links.
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2003, 02:53:05 AM »
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Saw some good pictures here Photosig - Northern Lights.

Enjoy  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2003, 10:54:20 AM »
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That's some good stuff Victor.

Well apparently there has been another massive flare, nights of the 5th and 6th may have good displays.  Hoping for another chance!

Jason
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2003, 11:24:18 PM »
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Harold Wingo

Where the heck is Klawock?
I was born in Anchor Point, just north of Homer, in 1949.

Last time I was there was 1993 or 1994.

Planning on coming up sometime in 2004, really miss the fishing in the Kenai.

Dan
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2003, 07:35:22 PM »
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Erik Hill's aurora shot from Anchorage in October was awesome. Hope some of you get some good shots from the show tonight. Can't see any from where I am.  

Here's a photo that will explain to some degree what causes them:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm....f398419
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2003, 06:31:45 AM »
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try this one out - Scotland this October. 2min exposure.

Cheers

PBASE
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