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Spectacular NLC display this morning was created by gammarayo

Hi everyone,

At 2.50am, i popped outside to have a quick look at the night sky when i was greeted by an amazing NLC display along the northern horizon.
It was my first time i had ever seen Noctilucent clouds. And what an amzing sight it was. The hairs stood on the back of neck as i gazed in awe at the ghostly white glow. So i dashed in and got the camera and tripod and raced out into the field and took over 200 images!
I will post some of them later. I am quite happy with what is my first attempt at imaging NLC's. They spanned from the northern horizon all the way around to the east and were up to 40 degrees in altitude. Absolutely amazing!!
Anybody else share my experience?
I'll post the images when i learn how to post images here :oops:

Ray
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Great stuff Ray,
I had a look around 00.30 and there we're no NLCs visible, looking forward to the images. :)
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At last, i picked three images from last nights bunch. All were taken with a tripod mounted Canon 350D ISO800. 1st and 2nd image taken at 3am. 3rd taken at 3.45am.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

They are lovely images!

I'm thinking of getting a 350D myself and those images are a great advertisement for it!

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

200 images ! :shock: thats some going!.
Those images are very good, sharp and clear, you have a great horison and nice one in catching the cresent moon.
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Replied by gammarayo on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Thanks guys.. I think the Canon 350D has justified its price tag. I am really happy with it.

I was so excited to see the NLC's so i took many images with different exposures and ISO settings. I wanted to capture them as they were presented to me in all their splendour.

Ray
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Lovely images there Ray! Saw this in full glory myself between 02:40hrs and 02:50hrs on my way home from work. One thing I particularly noticed was that at that time, from my location, there was one very prominent 'bar', where as your photo has two (to the left, almost perpendicular to the waves). The entire display itself was magnificent. This year seems to be a very good one for NLC's.
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Love them, in particular the third image with the little waning moon sitting on the horizon, between the trees. Just lovely 8)

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Replied by rjcobain on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Yeah that one with the crescent moon in it is nice. Missed the display myself :( looks like it was 'another' good one!

Hey Ray, I love my 350d too, it will give you a lot of pleasure!!
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Hi, was on the web last night looking at the Noctilucent cloud homepage when decided to take a peek outside at 12.34am. Low and behold a lovely display of Noctilucent Clouds. Very bright display aswell as again tonight, this is first time i have seen them in two years as living in Galway city had its constraints. But since moving to sligo things have changed

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Replied by TrevorDurity on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Lovely images guys. I love the crescent moon.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

I saw that here also Ronan, although most of it was blocked by clouds from my location..
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Replied by galwayskywatchers on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

Did anyone else see the display on thursday night although the display on friday night was even brighter again, Cloudy on sat night.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Spectacular NLC display this morning

In the small hours on my way home from 'work', I did notice a display (each of Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings). While it was miserable on Saturday, there were some pre-dawn gaps in the cloud Sunday morning. The patches were very bright and noticeable.
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