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Fabulous Sundog !

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Hello all, this is not entirely to do with Astronomy, but I got my first chance ever to photograph a complete 'sundog' visible in my western sky last evening at shortly after 8pm from my home. It appeared as some high cirrus cloud covered the sun to reveal some strong rainbow coloured sundogs either side of the sun, then to my amazment, a third 'arc' appeared high above the sun , looking like a bow in apperance, it too multicolored. A semi-circle ring of light can also be seen connecting all three.

This was the first time ever that I had seen three 'sundogs' at once caused by ice crystals high in the cirrus cloud above. This shot represents what I saw, it's a stitch of two shots at 24mm, ISO 400, f13 with 1/800th second exposures as the sun was very bright.

Some sight!
Keith..

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Replied by dogstar on topic Re: Fabulous Sundog !

Well done Keith that's a fab shot i can tell your
very pleased with yourself and rightly so.It's a
rare sight at these southern latitudes, i imaged
one a few years ago but it's not a patch on your
own. Great capture and thanks for sharing.
oh wise man why is the universe so perfect?ah because symmetry loves herself.

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Replied by John D on topic Re: Fabulous Sundog !

Really nice shot Keith, You can see it relly clearly.

Well done
John
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Fabulous Sundog !

A particularly stunning sundog image there Keith. I haven't seen one quite like that in a long time, something very artic about it.
Well done for capturing it and thanks for sharing.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Fabulous Sundog !

A fabulous capture! Never even seen one as spectacular as that, let alone imaged one. Great job!

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