More Northern Lights and the ISS

over Payson

Updated 4/29/01


On the night of April 14th, we knew that another solar shock wave was going to hit the earth, from the emails from the Sky and Telescope email warning of increasing solar activity. But nothing was seen with the naked eye, and while busy photographing the sky with the 12.5 inch, I set up a tripod mounted 35mm camera to record any photographic Aurora that might exist. During the night, every so often, I THOUGHT I saw something in the north, then it vanished. Suspicious, I kept on shooting, a long series of 10 minute frames, and much to our delight when the film was developed - the sky was filled with a deep red photographic aurora! These images are a selection from that nights work, and have the following details:

28mm f/4 lens, Kodak PJ400 print film, and 10 or 30 minute exposures.

The International Space Station

April 23, about 45 minutes after sunset, the ISS flew over and we were ready with the camera for this one. The shuttle was attached making it much brighter than normal. these two images are about 15 second exposures with a 28mm f/2.8 lens, on the same roll of Kodak PJ400 as seen above. Note the second image the Space Station is setting behind the earths shadow near the bottom of the frame.

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