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Excellent NLCs last night was created by paulevans

Woke up at 2 last night, looked out the window, got dressed, grabbed the camera and started shooting!

This was an excellent display of NLCs, equal to the best I ever saw which was last June 2nd/3rd.

www.pevans.me.uk/images/nlc07070905web.jpg

Zoom in, pan across, it's just like being there :-)

Enjoy!

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Now that's what I call NLCs!!
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

:shock: :shock: :shock: WOW!!!!

That image is just stunning! A real keeper!

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You've really captured the moment there Paul!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

A stunning high res image there Paul.
What time was that at ?
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Excellent capture Paul!
I had a look last night at around one-ish and saw nothing!?
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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Thanks all. Dave, that was 0201 BST.

Clear skies,

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Replied by SeanOSullivan on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

:shock: :shock: that is an stunning image, Well done!
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Wow! I've only just realised if you click on the image it gets bigger! :oops:
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I use a 40'' TV as a monitor for the laptop and my god...that image is stunning on it!
has to be one of the best NLC shots I've ever seen.
You should submit that to a few magazines or spaceweather and the like.

What kind of camera did you use?
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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Fantastic image Paul, you managed to capture some amazing details there.

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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Thanks guys, I'm pretty pleased with the image myself!

Frank, my camera is a Minolta Dynax 5D. I used a 50mm f1.7 lens exposed for 5 secs at f2.8 ISO 200 on each of the two frames which were stiched together with Serif Panorama Plus 2. Using a fixed focal length lens helps a lot as it's both sharp, collects plenty of light and by virture of its simple construction is fairly resistant to flare. The camera was mounted on a tripod which was stood on a chair so it could see out of the velux window in the top of my house giving maximum clearance from the street lighting :-)

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Excellent NLCs last night

Wow. i can't see any join there at all!
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