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Big NCL display underway was created by galwayskywatchers

There is an extensive NCL display just starting in the northwest, very broad at least 100 degrees in width.

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Yip.
Very very nice display indeed!
One of the brightest I've ever seen.
:shock:
Only just faded.

I'm sure you will catch more in a few hours.
I'm off to bed though!

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By the time I got out to Shannon they had grown and
become so bright I could hardly believe we stood for an hour
in that car park looking out for them!
They were right there all the time just obscured by the hotel!
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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Cloud obscured the best of it from here but I set the camera on time-lapse and went to bed.

Here's the result...

youtube.com/watch?v=NgJUYJBaDhQ

This technique should be handy when we get a better display!
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

I don't mean to be rude but I didn't see a single NLC in that video!

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Replied by ftodonoghue on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

OH OH....remember what happened the last time when people couldn't see NLC in images......
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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Yip.
Very very nice display indeed!
One of the brightest I've ever seen.
:shock:
Only just faded.


Looked very bright in Dublin at abut 1.30 am this morning. Not a lot of structure to it, then again I was looking over the city, but as you say it was exceptionally bright.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Spotted it myself driving home after 02:20hrs. Very broad in length alright Ronan, one of the longest shimmers I have ever seen.
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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Hey Bart, most of the display took place behind the clouds, however here's frame from approx halfway through where you can see (I hope :-) the display forming....



And here's one from towards the end where you can see the display through the remaining few gaps in the clouds....



More proof of concept than a display of lovely pictures!
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

ah, ok, now I see them ... real pitty about the clouds :(

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

It's a real pity about those clouds Paul.
It'd be nice to see them forming.
Jeez,
and I had my camera with me.
Ah well,
sometimes ya gotta just observe eh!?
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Unluck with the clouds guy's, i had a clear view for
most of the night.I didn't notice them untill about 11.30
the above images were all taken about midnight. It's
the first time I've caught a NLC on camera and what
a display it was, so bright. They were all taken at the
mouth of the river Boyne,Mornington, Co Meath.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Those are excellent images Declan!
Real vivid colours.
I particularly like the use of the foreground in the second image - what is that building anyway?
You were fortuanate to have such clear skies.
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Replied by dogstar on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Thanks Micheal, i was running around looking for
a foreground i was afraid to travel to far in case
the clouds rolled in and i thought about the light house
which is only 5 min away from my front door :D
It's not used any more but it was there to show
the entrance to the river, it's cool it kind a looks
like an Apollo lunar Module :lol: That just gives
me an idea for an image.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Thanks Micheal, i was running around looking for
a foreground i was afraid to travel to far in case
the clouds rolled in and i thought about the light house
which is only 5 min away from my front door :D
It's not used any more but it was there to show
the entrance to the river, it's cool it kind a looks
like an Apollo lunar Module :lol: That just gives
me an idea for an image.


I was thinking it must be a lighthouse, but looked kinda wierd! :)
Excellent choice of a foreground object!
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Replied by dogstar on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Michael i can't believe this is the first time I've used
it in an image i think it's a case of takeing it for granted
as i have been passing it almost everyday for most of
my life.Although i have though about useing as a foreground
over the years but just never got around to it and so thanks
to that NLC display last night i finally have.
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Nice one Declan!
The 2nd image is the closest to the actual colours of the display.
(any way you could link to a full size shot?)

Well done on capturing NLC's first go.
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Replied by dogstar on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Hi Frank thanks for the comments, your bang on
the money about the colour of the second image.
It's the only one with a nice foreground so i spent
a little more time processing it although it didn't need
much.I took 61 images and i'm a wee bit busy and
find it hard to try and sit down processing images
as i'm sure you well know but i will get around to it
sooner rather than later :lol:

Oh I've put the images up on my gallery here www.webtreatz.com/
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Replied by carlobeirnes on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Very nice Declan great amount of detail well done
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

That's a very impressive shot Declan ... really wish I'd taken the time to go out and check for NLCs, that was one hell of a display!

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Replied by johnflannery on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Excellent pictures Declan.

I saw the display myself from down at the folks place in Dromineer, N. Tipp. They were my first display seen in quite some time and it was nice sit by the lake and watch them for 15 minutes before heading home.

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Replied by John D on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Im just wondering if there is a website that tells you when/if an NLC display is in action?

BTW very nice pics there Declan, you seen more than i did :)
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Im just wondering if there is a website that tells you when/if an NLC display is in action?


I don't think there is John, as these kinds of clouds are pretty much a localised event covering only a couple hundred miles. They probably exist all the time, it is down to local conditions that make them visible. For example, you have seen here that for some of the displays, observers in Northern Ireland would have seen a much better display at the same time then those in southwest Ireland.

Some of us here text each other when a display is seen, more so for those that have not seen them before and are unsure about what to look for, and when, after dusk.

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Im just wondering if there is a website that tells you when/if an NLC display is in action?


It's not a predictable phenomena, so this site is probably you're best bet.
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Replied by John D on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

Cheers lads :wink:
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: Big NCL display underway

John,
I'n not sure if he alerts about NLC's
but Dr. Tony Phillips runs an email and text alert service
from his Spaceweather.com site.
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