The Northern Lights

Click images for full size versions

September 12, 2014  — HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GAIL!

The northern lights occur when charged particles from the sun collide with atoms of gas in Earth’s atmosphere.  This display happened just after a solar maximum, in 2004.  You can see Orion rising above my house in the eastern sky.  The aurora was intense and easily visible even though that is a light-polluted part of my sky.  As I write this, there is a better-than-even chance of a fine aurora tonight!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATekkies:

These were among my first ever astronomical images.  Shot with an Olympus 5MP point-and-shoot camera on a tripod.  Each image was 4 seconds at f/2.8.  Unfortunately, not knowing any better, I saved them only as low quality jogs.  Doh!

Share on Facebook34Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0
By | 2014-09-13T10:17:58+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Aurorae|2 Comments

About the Author:

An avid astrophotographer who has been hunting deep sky treasures with his camera and telescope for many years now. He enjoys sharing the amazing cosmos with others.

2 Comments

  1. Sander September 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Low quality jpegs perhaps but still very impressive!

    • Ron Brecher September 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      The jpgs are low quality, but the show was amazing.

Leave A Comment