Eyes to the North immediately after dark

5 years 2 months ago #103486 by Paul Evans
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This is all looking very encouraging - I'll be heading up the coast for some dark sky after darkness sets in, No Moon either :)

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5 years 2 months ago #103487 by johnflannery
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Completely overcast in Dublin at the moment Paul. Fingers-crossed we get to see some aurora activity though.

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5 years 2 months ago #103492 by dave_lillis
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Looking clear here, good chance of an aurora tonight !

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5 years 2 months ago #103496 by dave_lillis
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A very faint aurora on right now below cepheus and cassiopeia, looks a lot better photographically , saw one light bar/shaft for a while

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #103498 by Fermidox
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Caught some red and blue streamers...pillars/beams... impressive!

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5 years 2 months ago #103499 by Fermidox
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Here's a gif, all shots between 11.07 and 11.16


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5 years 2 months ago #103503 by Paul Evans
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here's the major outburst around 23:10 - this video runs from 2306 to 2337 and is 2min28sec long so a bit over 10x realtime. Shot from ballygally Co Antrim, just up the coast from Larne

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5 years 2 months ago #103505 by dave_lillis
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Thats impressive Paul,
We got to see some aurora from down here, but nothing as bright as that, We headed up the gallows hill to see if we could get this aurora, at first we thought we could see some skyglow, but as we looked closer we could see some shape to it, and the camera confirmed that it was a faint purple/green aurora.

Those few degrees further north/south seem to make quiet a difference,..

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5 years 2 months ago #103507 by Neill
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Missed this one due to the cloud :( General question about the aurora. How different is the naked eye view v what you see in the pictures people produce?

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5 years 2 months ago #103509 by dave_lillis
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Hi Neill,
The pic I put up pretty much shows what we saw, except the colour was not as intense.
TBH, unless you knew what it was, you could mistake it for light pollution if you only glanced at it, that's what we saw of it,.

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5 years 2 months ago #103512 by Fermidox
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What I saw looked like car headlights arching up into the sky, with broader swathes lower down to the horizon. Only the camera picked out the colour.

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5 years 2 months ago #103611 by Paul Evans
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Hi All,
After loads of work on this I'm finally happy enough with it to call it the finished item. Enjoy!

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