Old 02-12-2019, 11:14 AM
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Looking South

Lean times astronomy-wise, but the short nights make for great views to the South, with twilight coming from unusual directions. Taken just after 11.00pm last night from Home Dune, looking out to sea. Venus near lambda Sagittarii setting in the SW, and circumpolar Omega Cen just past its lowest point in the sky. And some unusual-looking cloud low on the horizon. NLCs perhaps? Not a common sight around here (not quite 46S).
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:36 PM
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Hi Mirko, splendid shots indeed, love the one with the meteor, well done.

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Old 03-12-2019, 06:44 PM
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Love the colours Mirjko and they sure look like NLCs.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:25 AM
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Thanks guys. I think under the most favourable conditions, it may just be possible for these to be NLCs. At that altitude (both apparent and actual), they could have been around 9-10 away and still be visible. AIM sat data for 1 Dec shows a NLC puff forming at about 57S 135E, too far W when that part of the image was acquired and nothing just south (and slightly W) of here until 65S but it might have looked slightly different a few hours either side. I've asked someone who knows more than I do about this stuff, so will wait and see what they say.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:31 AM
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Hey Mirko wow what a lovely view and clear sky
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Alan.
Re NLCs, here is the story
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:17 PM
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Great capture and thanks for the full story .
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:25 AM
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Really nice pictures !
And these can really be NLCs, on latitude 46 it is possible, same latitude as Central Europe, or northern parts of the USA.
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