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Images of last nights (14-15/June/2006) Noctilucent clouds!

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Hi,
I wasnt even going to bother taking these and boy am I so glad I did, they came out so much better then i would have thought. :shock:


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Is it just me or does this look like a dragons head, travelling along the horison facing to the left. !! :P

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And this one remind me of the "face on mars", excepts it's in the clouds. :shock:

Not a scientific analysis, what can you do, the only thing clouds are good for is making shapes out of them. :lol:
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Dave,

they came out so much better then i would have thought. Shocked

They did come out good didn't they. I also noticed that, although I was not sure that I was looking at NLC's, when I examined my images they were un mistakeable.
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Superb Shots Dave, some of the best I have seen yet myself!
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That's a great display Dave, lovely colours, at least you had clear skies !

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great shots dave i would like to be able to take shots likethat but i am only new to astronomy
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thanks guys,
Luckily I did have clear skies for once, its been cloudy here all day and it's now breaking up again, might be more tonight? I was genuinely amazed at the shapes of these NLCs, they were very dramatic, unlike the bands from 2004.

Ricky, you dont have to be experianced to get images like that, keep in mind no telescope was used , just an off the shelf DSLR camera, you might surprise yourself with what you can get if you get yourself the right camera.
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Here is my image from later last night (0:30bst).

www.kerryastronomyclub.com/graphics/nearsky/nlc150606.JPG
From further South they were lower in the sky and they were nowhere as bright at 1:00 when I got out of town. :cry:
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There was no way I could see them from ground level by that time, I had to be up on the first floor of the house to see them at all by then.

Its clearing up nicely here, its worth having a look again tonight.

The third image looks more spooky the more I look at it, I can clearly see a face in it and its looking at the bright area hidden behind the "normal" clouds, all those years of making shapes out of clouds is paying off :lol:
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The third image looks more spooky the more I look at it, I can clearly see a face in it and its looking at the bright area hidden behind the "normal" clouds, all those years of making shapes out of clouds is paying off :lol:


Poor Dawn, God love her! :P
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:lol: :lol: infinite patience. :lol:
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Beautiful shots Dave!

We really have been getting some beatiful night skies with really spectacular cloud displays recently. I've been treated to Sun pillars, Sun dogs, Noctilucents all week. None of them caught on camera ('cause I don't got one). More burden for my SSIAs I guess.
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Hi all, This is my first post! Great images of the NLCs everyone! I am a member of the IAA but I can often be found on the EAAS BB. Here is an animation consisting of 285 frames over a period of 30mins between 12 and 12:30 on the 15th June. Hope you like it! I have included 2 links, the first is the 'lo-def' version and the second is for those with quick (windows) computers ;)

www.meteorlogni.com/images/NLCBangor15-6-06mpg.mpg

www.meteorlogni.com/images/NLCBangor15-6-06hideftru.avi

PS the hidef version uses this codec,
www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...8&displaylang=en
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Hi all, This is my first post! Great images of the NLCs everyone! I am a member of the IAA but I can often be found on the EAAS BB. Here is an animation consisting of 285 frames over a period of 30mins between 12 and 12:30 on the 15th June. Hope you like it! I have included 2 links, the first is the 'lo-def' version and the second is for those with quick (windows) computers ;)

www.meteorlogni.com/images/NLCBangor15-6-06mpg.mpg

www.meteorlogni.com/images/NLCBangor15-6-06hideftru.avi

PS the hidef version uses this codec,
www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...8&displaylang=en


That video is simply marvelous!
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Awesome video!
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Now, a video of clouds, like those, I don't mind seeing now and again! As long as we don't see cumulonimbus et all! ;) Watching your NLC's drift into the darkness like that is quite nice! It seems this NLC display was prevalent over the whole country - reports from all over the isle for that night June 14th/15th.

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Cheers everyone! Hi Seanie, Sounds like you are exasperated with too many cloud photos, I'll try not post any cumulonimbus!
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Love the first shot Dave, looks like a flying pterodactyl to me :D


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Hi and welcome RJ,
Thats is a great animation, looks the business, there is a similarity between mine and your images (at the end of your animation).
Its very interesting that there are distinct differances , I guess its down to the fact that we're both seeing the same NLCs at slightly differing angles.

In terms of geographical location, does anyone know at what altitude they were, or at what lat/long they were at??

Deirdre, It also looks like some sort of dinosaur to me aswell, RJs image looks like a shark at the end of the animation :lol:
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Took this on the same night from Shannon airport...
Its a scan from a print..no prossesing...
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