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Evan
2004-Nov-08, 05:19 AM
The clouds cleared for a few minutes here. I whipped outside with the camera and snapped a few pics. Conditions not that great but hey, better than nothing.

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/au1a.jpg

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/au2a.jpg

jt-3d
2004-Nov-08, 09:29 AM
Very nice. We don't get many auroras here in south Texas.

frogesque
2004-Nov-08, 09:32 AM
Mmm... Periddy, thanks Evan

George
2004-Nov-08, 02:23 PM
8) =D>

Humphrey
2004-Nov-08, 03:01 PM
Very nice. We don't get many auroras here in south Texas.

Same here in Florida.

Want to go and stop the core of the earth so we can get some down here? :-P :wink:

iFire
2004-Nov-08, 08:39 PM
Those pictures are amazing!

Andromeda321
2004-Nov-08, 09:09 PM
Oh wow, those are just great. Thanks for sharing so us ppl who had cloud cover have something to marvel! :)

Kaptain K
2004-Nov-09, 01:23 PM
Very nice. We don't get many auroras here in south Texas.
Austin is considered central Texas. Austin and San Antonio are only 110 Km apart. So, just out of curiosity, where is the dividing line between south Texas and central Texas? Is San Marcos south or central?

Evan
2004-Nov-10, 05:28 AM
I snapped some pics tonight. Lots of very dim aurora, no color visible to the eye. Still, not bad.

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/au041109a.jpg

frogesque
2004-Nov-10, 09:23 PM
Tried out a friend's Canon PowerShot A75 3.2 M pix camera last night. Probably at the limit of it's capabilities, 15sec exp. f2.8 and the photos are fairly dim but hopefully it will give some idea of the show. This was early on and I maxed the camera's memory but things got quite a bit brighter and more colourfull shortly after. Ain't it the way? :lol:

Time approx 20.00 GMT, 9th. Nov. 2004, location: near Glenfarg, Perthshire.

9th Nov #1 (http://frogesque.com/aurora/9nov04p1.jpg)
9th Nov #2 (http://frogesque.com/aurora/9nov04p2.jpg)
9th Nov #3 (http://frogesque.com/aurora/9nov04p3.jpg)

Edit: Tweaked #3 above, increased contrast and brightness - Gimp

#3 Mod (http://frogesque.com/aurora/9nov04mod3.jpg)

pghnative
2004-Nov-10, 11:03 PM
...and I maxed the camera's memory but things got quite a bit brighter and more colourfull shortly after. Ain't it the way? Didn't the camera have an image delete feature?

frogesque
2004-Nov-10, 11:12 PM
...and I maxed the camera's memory but things got quite a bit brighter and more colourfull shortly after. Ain't it the way? Didn't the camera have an image delete feature?

Yep, but it was a borrowed camera, dark and my fingers were freezing :lol: . I'd never used it before and didn't want to loose what I already had. It was a bit experimental and I took about 12 shots with different exposures all at maximum resolution, when I ran out of mem I just stood back and enjoyed the view.

Evan
2004-Nov-10, 11:20 PM
frogesque,

There is a lot more information in those pics than you realize.

(Pic by frogesque)

http://vts.bc.ca/pics/fpic1.jpg

pghnative
2004-Nov-10, 11:35 PM
...and I maxed the camera's memory but things got quite a bit brighter and more colourfull shortly after. Ain't it the way? Didn't the camera have an image delete feature?

Yep, but it was a borrowed camera, dark and my fingers were freezing :lol: . I'd never used it before and didn't want to loose what I already had. Good point --- a picture in hand is worth two in the sky (or something like that...)

frogesque
2004-Nov-11, 12:20 AM
Evan Wrote:


There is a lot more information in those pics than you realize.


Thanks Evan, I'm going to go back though them all with GIMP and see if any others are worth posting. Trouble with long exposures is you loose a lot of the fine subtle dynamic detail like weaving and pulsing.