Jeff By: Jeff
Sleaford Dome

I took this at our observatory at Sleaford which is about 40/45 miniutes east of Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

You can gauge the height of the aurora by the colors as each color is a chemical reaction you just have to determine which molecules radiate in what color and find what level they are at in the atmosphere.

This smallish aurora here is actualy an ionospheric sub-storm.

So put THAT in your pipe and smoke it!!!


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  • artofgold/Sunny 9y

    WOW!!! This is magical!!
  • David Crawford 9y

    I think this image is spaectular. I think I would run some noise reduction and desaturate ever so slighly. The original is fairly good without any work.

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  • maytyra tirén 9y

    ** This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss or Maybe **

    Breath taking...
  • Sue Clamp 9y

    Wow! What an amazing picture!

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  • Jake Galbraith 9y

    This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss or Maybe
    That is very neat. Much enjoyed. FAV'd
  • makelessnoise 9y

    Very nice here. A little grainy, but the content makes up for it. Very cool.
  • Outbj 8y

    Very cool image!
  • Melody Shanahan-Kluth 8y

    You have a Sleaford there?? By golly, I live in Sleaford Lincolnshire UK

    Found in a search. (?)
  • Jeff 8y

    I should suspect yours is a good deal larger
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    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(352.7562406, 52.3211618237) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(23:31:1.498, +52:19:16.183)
    Orientation:-168.74 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:288.42 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :72.10 x 39.74 degrees

    Your field contains:
    The star Deneb (αCyg)
    The star Mirfak (αPer)
    The star Mirach (βAnd)
    The star Caph (βCas)
    The star Schedar (αCas)
    The star Almach (γ1And)
    The star γCas
    The star Alderamin (αCep)
    The star Ruchbah (δCas)
    The star γPer
    NGC 7822
    NGC 224 / Great Nebula in Andromeda / M 31
    NGC 598 / M 33 / Triangulum galaxy
    NGC 752
    IC 1805
    IC 1848
    IC 5068
    IC 5070 / Pelican nebula
    NGC 7000 / North America nebula
    IC 1396

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  • Heidi G 2y

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  • Ken Hircock 1y

    This super image shows Heroic talent.
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  • Mark and Nicole 8mo

    Goodness - what an amazingly rich carpet of stars Jeff. As someone generally caught under the light pollution of a metropolis I can only imagine how majestic this must look to gaze up towards
  • Jeff 8mo

    well thank you very much....when you get further out of town than this the milky way actually casts shadows
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Taken on June 11, 2006
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