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All things nice

Post by Montana » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:59 pm

On Friday night I manged to spot a lovely noctilucent cloud display around 23:30BST. The star is Capella.

ImageBeautiful Noctilucent clouds 21st June 2019 around 23:30 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

Image2019-06-20 animation by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

Then since Saturday I am a bit sleep deprived learning deep sky imaging but I did manage to roll out of bed and take these around 11am this morning. It was very hot and bad seeing.
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Post by xn44 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:58 pm

Great pictures!!!!

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Post by Starry Jack » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:00 pm

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Post by robert » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:15 pm

Superb, especially the animation. No darkness here for a few weeks but I guess there might be NLCs....
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Post by Carbon60 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:33 pm

Beautiful images, Alexandra.

I kicked myself for missing the view that night. The sky was clear...absolutely cloud free, but I didn’t hang around long enough to see these develop. I kept checking 30-60 minutes after sunset, but I should have been more patient like you were. Maybe there will be another chance later this week if the clear skies return.

May I ask, what camera settings did you use for the NLCs?

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Post by Montana » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:38 pm

Thanks guys :)

Stuart, they were quite bright, ISO200 and 0.62 sec. You need to check between 23:00 and 0:00, and between 2:00-4:00, this is when I have seen them.

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Post by marktownley » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 pm

Great pictures Alexandra! Looks like you're having a lot of fun!
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Post by eroel » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:01 pm

Alexandra:
Beautiful noctilucent clouds and FD´s.
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Post by yltansg » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:33 am

Hi Alexandra,

Very nice indeed.

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Post by PDB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:46 am

Hi Alexandra,

Good captures (and animation). I noticed these as well on Friday and it was indeed spectacular. For a short time these were even visible (very bright) almosts straight up. (Maybe 20 minutes, then only at lower degrees) Had no camera within reach. Pitty

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Post by Carbon60 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:21 pm

Montana wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Thanks guys :)

Stuart, they were quite bright, ISO200 and 0.62 sec. You need to check between 23:00 and 0:00, and between 2:00-4:00, this is when I have seen them.

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Thanks Alexandra. I have my fingers and toes crossed this evening as the sky is cloud-free and so there's a good chance of seeing 'something'.
Wish me luck!

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Post by MapleRidge » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:26 am

Hi Alexandra...

Beautiful FD images and the noctilucent cloud pic and animation is excellent. Well done on all targets :bow

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Re: All things nice

Post by Dave S » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm

Lovely!

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Post by gabrieli » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:37 pm

Hi, Alexandra

The video is mesmerizing. I noticed some sudden changes in brightness now and then as the video plays. Is that the result of meteors entering the atmosphere or just changes in the exposure?

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Post by Valery » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:04 pm

Nice animation, Alexandra!

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Post by ffellah » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:21 pm

Congratulations on capturing those magic moments that night and I am happy it turned into a very well deserved SPOD !

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Post by Carbon60 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:35 pm

Saw NLCs last night for the first time! Beautiful, spectacular, but no camera.

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Post by MAURITS » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:47 pm

Super image and animation Alexandra.
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Post by krakatoa1883 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:29 pm

Fantastic animaton Alexandra. NLC appeared as far as south as northern Italy this year but I did not take pictures.
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Re: All things nice

Post by Astrophil » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:50 am

Alexandra,

I just saw your cloud presentation, Magnificent! I have never experienced clouds like that before. Thanks.

FDs look good as well.

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Post by banjo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:11 am

Désolé en Français , magnifique animation ,bravo!!!!!!!!
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Post by Montana » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:25 am

Thanks everyone :) :) :) and thank you for the SPOD that was a lovely surprise :hamster:

Glad you saw them Stu but take your camera everywhere :)

Lou, they were exposure changes as the sky darkened towards midnight :)
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