Astronomy

Observing Log for

Session Details


Midmar

57.1526, -2.50128

10m

Notes

Reasonably mild, blustery, very clear skies with only some faint cloud on the low northern horizon.

Equipment

Canon 450D

Tags

Aurora

Observations

Aurora Borealis

There was good Auroral activity after a CME event earlier in the week and with the Kp around 4 most of the evening I went out to Midmar. On arrival the stars were shining brightly and a bright green arc of Aurora stood prominently in the north, only a few degrees above the horizon. It slowly faded during the 30 minutes I observed but the camera picked up some details, including beams. Also observed were Orion and the winter constellations as well as the winter Milky Way.

Aurora Borealis 30th October 2013 by Nick Bramhall, on Flickr

1x20s exposure at ISO 1600, 17mm at f/4, processed using Aperture.