[Photography-sig] Solar flare eruptions set to reach Earth
Richard Guy Briggs
rgb at tricolour.net
Thu Feb 17 10:30:50 EST 2011
On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 09:37:25AM -0500, Edgar Lachance wrote:
> Get your cameras out to a dark spot tonight and tomorrow night.
> Aurora Borealis !!
Bugger, forecast tonight looks unco-operative, but let's hope! Tomorrow
night looks clear.
Definitely dig out your tripods.
> Here's a link to the story
Thanks for this story, Edgar!
There are a couple of websites that have alert mailing lists to alert you
of impending potentially good viewing conditions:
There is some gorgeous stuff in their galleries.
I found a few good tips pages:
I have a bunch of photos I've taken of aurora in the past. 2002 was a
good year. These were taken from the roof of Conservation Co-op at 140
Mann Avenue in Sandy Hill:
This one was at a cottage about 50 km north of Montebello in 2007. I
hadn't seen the aurora when I was out that night taking photos. I had
taken this photo in raw mode and when I got back home several days later
and openned it up in ufraw to rescue an otherwise dark shot, I
discovered the aurora in it!
As you can see from the "day" link, I had taken a photo two minutes
earlier with a really bright moon, which is likely why I hadn't seen the
aurora initially. This camera can "see" better than me.
I'm pretty sure I have others, as I recall seeing aurora from our
backyard on Cambridge St. N in Chinatown when we were living there from
2003-7, but I guess I haven't tagged them yet for easy finding...
slainte mhath, RGB
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