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NLC'S was created by jonathan

I observed the first display of the season on friday night got some images.







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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:NLC'S

Well spotted!

I've looked at photos this morning that I took last night at a SAC observing night and there are definatly NLC's
there (but the photo is bad as it was through a fence and really only a test just to confirm weather they were there or not)
Borderline mind you but there all right.
(we were 50/50 as to weather the were there)

It's very easy to confuse these with just darker clouds against the dawn or sunset sky. But the real thing has a distinctive shape and colour more so.

Our friends in the North were on the ball as usual as we guessed!

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These are coming earlier all the time.
Tonight should be clear enough for another chance to look out for them.
Cool lookin' things they be indeed.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:NLC'S

Nice pics indeed Jonathan.
Like Frank said, we had a minor NLC display last night, it was coming and going, faint but at times definitely there, hugging the northern horison.
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Replied by jonathan on topic Re:NLC'S

Thanks frank, dave the big displays are not that far away now did a watch last night and i thought i seen something it was very faint,
will be keeping an eye out tonight.

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re:NLC'S

Good to see them making a return again this year.
Good images Jonathan.

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Replied by jonathan on topic Re:NLC'S

Got some images of to nights display 4/6/09.










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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:NLC'S

Very nice Jonathan,
at what time was that display at?
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Replied by jonathan on topic Re:NLC'S

I observed the display at around 5 past midnight.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:NLC'S

Grand, we'll be keeping an eye out tonight at that time so, you never know.
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:NLC'S

Nicely spotted.
I was keeping an eye out here in Shannon and saw none!

Those are fine shots also.
I really like the first one,
it's very well framed and the nearby tree and then far off horizon
lends to a sense of scale of these things sometimes lost by
just a 'horizon' only shot.
May I suggest you level the horizon and re crop the image
(just enough to make it rectangular again and to maybe cut the
vignetted bit at the top left corner?)
then it would be a frameable shot in my opinion.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:NLC'S

I had a good look last night (4th June) and saw nothing either, now we had cloud right on the lower northern horizon extending only a few degrees, still though I was hoping to see something.
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Replied by jonathan on topic Re:NLC'S

Thanks folks for the reply i will be out observing tonight to see if any form.


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Replied by R Newman on topic Re:NLC'S

Looks like tonight could be another good night for an NCL display as one just starting in the N-NW, only trouble I wont get to see it as babysitting

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Replied by DaveGrennan on topic Re:NLC'S

Beautiful display this evening.

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:NLC'S

Ya, fab display tonight alright.
People are calling this years displays
an NLC storm, they are that bright.
I have not seen NLCs as bright as these before.
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Replied by jeyjey on topic Re:NLC'S

Nice photos, Dave!

It was beautiful from up here in Louth too, particularly the "snake" that Dave captured in the middle.

I did a bit of viewing with my binoculars as well -- the 18x70s showed an amazing amount of structure in the snake, but at a 4° FoV you couldn't really take much of the broader display in. The wider view of my 8x30s (8.8°), on the whole, was more rewarding.

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:NLC'S

Nice photos there Dave. I observed the display myself around 02:30 hours on the way home from work. The filament structure was awesome in it, and the crescent Moon was rising next to it too.

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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re:NLC'S

Ya, that 'snake' section was very nice.
I scanned the area for ages also with binos and it was an awesome sight.

Here is an image of the same display on the 18th from Shannon.


I did a little photoshop work to get the scene to look as
close to what the eye saw.
I didn't over enhance it, in fact I could have stretched the image
to pull out more detail but I wanted to try and recreate what I actually saw.
Some of the finer detail shots show unreal detail.
I even saw active movement with the binos which was really striking.

It's clearing tonight...lets hope we see more!!!
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