There wasn’t any aurora visible, but I got 20 minutes worth of Earth’s rotation under a half moon.
It’s been a while since I went out chasing aurora. Tonight the clouds stayed away, and the temperature, while chilly, didn’t feel like it was going to kill me. I got a couple shots of the aurora, faint and hugging the northern horizon…
…and also an hour or so’s worth of star trails, including what looks like an iridium flare. (It looks like my camera moved at some point early in the hour. I didn’t jostle it; maybe the wind shifted it slightly.)
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I didn’t catch any meteors, but I saw a couple while I was setting up the camera. Oh well.
I was hoping for aurora, but it wasn’t there. But the stars keep moving, and so I present these two nights’ trails.
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About midnight to 12:30 or so.
66 light exposures, 30 seconds each, 12mm, f/2.8, ISO 100, and 2 dark frames (same settings but taken with the lens cap on). The light on the tree came from my neighbour’s house lights.
“And yet it moves,” as Galileo is alleged to have said, though the story is probably apocryphal.
The star trails in the photo and the videos all involve 70 frames, 30 seconds each, at 11mm, f/2.8, ISO 1600. The Milky Way is faint, but it’s there.
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Last night Kathleen suggested I check out Image Hill for some astrophotography. Since it was only five minutes’ drive from the farm, I checked it out.
I got about 25 minutes’ worth of star trails (I set my timer for 30 minutes but my camera battery had other ideas).Continue reading “Image Hill; fog”