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Sept. 18 Flare-up | by David Cartier
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Sept. 18 Flare-up

A liitle Aurora action around 3 AM this morning . I'd been occupied with deep sky observing till then, getting annoyed with faint green light flooding out the faint galactic whisperings I was seeking out telescopically. ( even barely detectable Auroral light can make telescopic study of galaxies and nebulae difficult to impossible) Exhausted and exhiliarated in roughly equal measure I packed up my gear and just as I headed home the Aurora became active. Naturally , I missed the peak while grabbing a camera and driving down to the river.

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Taken on September 18, 2012