Aurora Australis

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    Station passed through magnificent aurora Australis last night

    Credits: ESA/NASA

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    1. Cliff Kinch 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image Tim. Don't suppose one of those D4s would be coming free when you return 😀😀😀.... Safe landing!!

    2. epe3x 26 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing!
      I'll miss the incredibly beautiful photos that you sent from our beautiful earth from space!

    3. pc0101 26 months ago | reply

      Cliff Kinch Cameras remain on board and are used by the next crews. The lifetime of such cameras is about 2 to 3 years only as the cosmic radiation gradually weakens the sensor and leaves lots of 'dead' pixels this way.
      Finally, such cameras are treated as waste. They end up in a waste bag on board of one of those transporters that burn up during reentry on the way back to Earth: not even ashes will remain of those cameras.

    4. Eurydice Plessa 26 months ago | reply

      Wow..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Fantastic.....!!!!!!!!!Thank you for your great shots dear friend..!!!!!!!!!:))

    5. RKop 26 months ago | reply

      Amazing views you got in that penthouse of yours!

    6. atomicrooster1 26 months ago | reply

      many thanks major for sharing your photos have a safe trip back

    7. michelle d. gumangan (mics) 26 months ago | reply

      Whoa!!! very beautiful!

    8. paulrob86 26 months ago | reply

      Amazing view

    9. Dan Thory 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, thanks for all your stunning photography Tim and safe trip back to terra firma.

    10. Tom Mous 26 months ago | reply

      i love it ! continue !

    11. CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY 25 months ago | reply

      What an awesome experience!

      My Aurora Australis photo, from a lower level-
      www.flickr.com/photos/cassidyphotography/23990599512/

      IF I may offer my thoughts on the Sensor "Hot Pixel" issue . . .
      6,400 ISO and Sensor heating (repetitive shots, especially at high ISO) does it for my Nikon D3x and D3. If possible cool the Sensor, keep it cool, turn off between photos, minimize use of high ISO . . . doing all that, and you will still see some hot pixels. I believe all digital sensors, regardless of manufacture renders hot pixels. I get them with my Hasselblad.

      An algorithm must be developed, either by camera manufacturers or raw image processing software developers to identify and eliminate hot pixels. Of course, whatever image data the hot pixel replaces might be lost. The true test of such an algorithm would be hot pixel identification and removal, in a field of stars and planets. So, what are the percentage of each of these star colours? Red (255,0,0); Green (0,255,0); Blue (0,0,255) and Magenta (255,0,255) . . . If fewer than 1%, then it might be possible to remove only those. Typically, my hot pixels will be one or more of these colours, in the form of a (+), viewed about 400 to 600% though only a couple pixels wide.

    12. kimstolwork 24 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture! Wonderful gallery!

    13. ellabrenda56 23 months ago | reply

      awesome wonderful

    14. Tom Dean. 22 months ago | reply

      Stunning, Tim! 👍

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