Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Ever Elusive Aurora Borealis

I have had very little luck photographing the northern lights since I've come up here... I have a few excuses, like well its the deepest solar minimum of my lifetime and really there hasn't been that much activity. It probably also doesn't help that we are a bit north of the optimum viewing latitude. Its cold.... I'm not out and about at night that often or I don't have my camera, my tripod is heavy and my camera doesn't seem to be that great for shots in the dark. So, here is the best I have gotten this year... but I'll keep trying. Those of you in Iqaluit it looks like you guys have had scads. I'm jealous.

Those of you wondering about the sights I'm using to track the lights here are the links...

http://www.spaceweather.com
http://www.spaceweather.ca
http://www.solarcycle24.com
http://spaceweather.ca/generated_plots/forstackr.png
http://portal.cssdp.ca:8080/ssdp/static_content/ssdp/rt_oval/index.html


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