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Old 31-08-2017, 10:56 AM
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Recent Aurora Images from Tasmania

It's been a long time since I posted something on here!

I've shifted down south and rediscovered the joy of the night sky - down here in Tasmania especially Aurora Australis...

For years I thought it was something only viewable from A LOT further south, but as it turns out, we get a fantastic view of it from here!

These two images are from the 28th of May this year, a magnificent G3 storm and from more recently the 23rd of August. Both events were visible to the naked eye. Really spectacular!!!

I've mostly been doing time lapse with stills from my DSLR - you can check them out on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9j...ZeLXx4gXBXKIYg
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Old 31-08-2017, 11:14 AM
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how cool are those e shots - fantastic and with a huge sunspot group coming around now I suspect you will get more viewing this week. but then the full moon is due too?
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Old 31-08-2017, 03:23 PM
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Fabulous shots. So jealous.

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Brilliant
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:33 AM
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Sublime. I particularly like the one with the bright white line.
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Stunning...
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:16 AM
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Thank you for the kind words.

Last night was incredible too - despite a ~70% illuminated moon there was a spectacular naked-eye show on.

I started taking images as the sun was setting and the aurora oval became clear even on dusk. As the sun completely set, there were naked-eye beams and the auroral oval stretched right up at least 45 degrees above the southern horizon at times.

Here is another image, taken from 9:59pm last night, again even with the moonlight you can clearly see beams (two side-by-side). This image is not processed (apart from converting from raw to jpeg).

Compared to the other images it is clear that the moon does wash out the reds and blues but hey - it was still spectacular!!!
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:58 AM
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Beautiful images. Well done.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:06 PM
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Wow, I am very jealous and love your animation.
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Old 20-09-2017, 07:59 PM
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Just beautiful.
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Very nice indeed, As always missed it
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Old 21-09-2017, 06:51 AM
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Beautiful ! Incredible colours in the video esp. !!!

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Old 22-09-2017, 09:27 AM
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Whereabouts is this?

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Old 22-09-2017, 02:58 PM
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Nicely caught, and nicely processed.
Are these looking down the Tamar? Or Derwent?
I'm thinking Tamar, but happy to be corrected :-)
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