Short Night of Aurora in Arizona
pm to 4:40 am in 10 minute increments
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massive series of solar flares in the past week have pushed the
Kp index well up into strong storm levels, and on this night
the Kp reached 9 for about half an hour sparking deep ruby red
glows to the north east. Here in Arizona Auroras are much rarer
than most of the U.S. but with careful monitoring of the ACE
spacecraft data and a bit of luck, you can easily photograph
this phenomenon here. More details below: |
print of the entire nights sequence. Each image is a 10 minute
exposure, with the 16mm f/2.8 Zenitar fisheye set for f/3.5.
All images are tracked and reset automatically to the same starting
point at the end of the exposure. The first five images show
the aurora, and the rest show clouds in the sky - not aurora.
The last few frames show the morning twilight.
1 - 10:40pm
2 - 10:51 pm
3 - 11:02 pm|
4 - 11:13 pm|
Instrument: 16mm f/2.8 Zenitar Fisheye at f/3.5
Platform: Aurora Cam with Robotic Barndoor
Film: Supra 400
Exposure: 10 mins
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5100 ft.
Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency: partly cloudy
Outside Temperature: 50F
Processing: Photoshop CS
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