Aurora 3 from Kelso racecourse, Scottish Borders

Aurora 3 from Kelso racecourse, Scottish Borders

Photo Information
Saw tooth auroral arc with multiple rays stretching up to near zenith from Kelso racecourse on 6th March 2016.

Pentax K5
smc PENTAX-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF] lens @24mm @f6.7
17-19 vertical frame mosaic each 10secs @ 3200iso
09/03/2016 - 12:53mikeyscope
CategorySpecialist / Abstract
Shutter Speed10 sec
Aperturef/6.7
LensN/A
ISO3200
Focal Length24mm

bjolester

Link Posted 09/03/2016 - 13:02
Absolutely superb! 10 out of 10.
Bjørn

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 09/03/2016 - 14:42
bjolester wrote:
Absolutely superb! 10 out of 10.

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autumnlight

Link Posted 09/03/2016 - 17:43

SMarsden

Link Posted 09/03/2016 - 18:50
Thats the absolute daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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davidstorm

Link Posted 09/03/2016 - 21:47
Impressive stuff.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/03/2016 - 22:58
Super job - and if Bjorn says it's good then its good
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Wildwood512

Link Posted 10/03/2016 - 05:59
Oh that is an impressive shot and you've caught it beautifully!
Cheers...Donna 😊

mikeyscope

Link Posted 10/03/2016 - 14:16
Thank you everyone for the positive feedback, been a while since I posted anything on the forums as have been tackling the technical issues of CCD camera imaging so a night out under the stars & aurora was a pleasant experience with my trusty K5 and smc PENTAX-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF] lens.

My only wish is that I had perhaps started this panorama at slightly shorter fl to include more ground but I had already shot the first frames when the sky erupted and thought oh well there will be another outburst soon ...but this was the only time it looked like this throughout the evening ...hindsight is a wonderful thing as they say!

I have another couple of images I will post soon which might be useful to reference for anyone else shooting same setup ...though every aurora is different and likes to challenge the photographer!

Mike
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