HBRstudios 9:19pm, 22 July 2009
Did any body happen to be out last night for the surprize aurora show? Was it even clear around here?

Here is a shot from ND:
JustinSinks 9 years ago
I was out at around 12 and it was 100% overcast in my neck of the woods. But if they happened last night, good chance you may see some tonight!
Damn, those are crazy bright for being over the city too.
HBRstudios 9 years ago
Shawn, do you get aurora alerts from anywhere? SpaceWeather stopped doing my e-mail alerts and now seems to only have phone alerts on a monthly fee.
I just check this site randomly,

Forecast today is Level 4 , decent possibility for a show if it clears up.
N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
Where is a good place to go for this? Obviously out of town but.....
Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 9 years ago
Tonight could be very promising for a show. Level is currently at 6.

reminder for those that might go out and would like to know some starting points.

Any time the forecast is 4/10 or higher the chances are good anything 5/10 the chances of seeing them get really good.

Oh and look North.

Some tips:

A great starting point for Aurora Photography
1. Set your lens to the widest aperture (lowest number i.e. 2.8 or 1.4) the wider the better.
2. set your ISO to 800 (1600 if your camera can handle the noise, most older cameras cannot)
Depending on the brightness of the display you could use lower ISO's.
3. Turn the dial to Bulb Mode
4. Hook up a shutter release to the camera.
5. Set the focus on your lens to infinity.
6. Click and lock the shutter release in for 25 seconds and release it.
Anything longer than 25-30 seconds will make the stars look like blobs instead of sharp stars do to the earth turning.

That is pretty much it.
Robbie N Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Robbie N (member) 9 years ago
awesome, too bad i dont have that type of camera to take pictures of the things. or the money, time and place to see them.
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