Sun from 30th June and Noctilucent clouds

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Sun from 30th June and Noctilucent clouds

Post by Montana » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:42 pm

I am a bit late, I was sick last weekend, then a very busy week at work but finally catching up.

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Image2018-06-30 full solar disc by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

Image2018-06-30 full solar disc f colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_091900_30_06_2018_lapl4_ap2899 a by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_091734_30_06_2018_lapl4_ap17 f colour by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageSun_091734_30_06_2018_lapl4_ap17 imp c by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

Finally after 6 years of looking it seems I was looking at the wrong time. Instead of 1 hr after sunset I should have been looking 1hr before dawn.
Noctilucent clouds taken at 02:10-02:45 UT

ImageNoctilucent clouds 06-07-2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageNoctilucent clouds 06-07-2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageNoctilucent clouds 06-07-2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

ImageNoctilucent clouds 06-07-2018 by Alexandra Hart, on Flickr

and an animation, mmm can't find the insert media button?
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https://vimeo.com/278731504

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Re: Sun from 30th June and Noctilucent clouds

Post by eroel » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:33 pm

Alexandra:
Beautiful solar session, as also the dramatic noctilucent cloud shots.
Have a nice and resting sunny weekend.
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Post by Valery » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:40 pm

Beautiful clouds and excellent DS full disk!


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Post by krakatoa1883 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:44 pm

Great images Alexandra. I regularly receive NLC alert from the BAA but I've never seen them, I am too south.
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Post by Ibbo » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm

Very nice Alexandra.

seen a couple of NLC displays this year but the street lamps have spoiled the shots.

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Post by gabrieli » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:34 pm

Hi, Alexandra

Those are great looking full disks and prom details.

Do those noctilucent clouds glow because they are catching refracted sunlight or some other reason? I say refracted because you mentioned that you looked an hour before dawn.

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Post by rsfoto » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:48 pm

Hi Alexandra,

Beautiful Full disks.

Great images of the Noctilucent clods.
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Post by Montana » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:21 am

Thanks everyone :) more to come from yesterday but it may take me a week to process.

Lou, yes, these clouds shine in sunshine as they are so high up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_cloud

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Post by ffellah » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:35 pm

Stunning images, Alexandra. First time for me to even see photos of noctilucent clouds...

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Post by p_zetner » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 pm

Amazing detail on the full disks, Alexandra. Lots of surface detail and thin wispy proms visible in the high resolution images.

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Post by marktownley » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:47 am

A great collection Alexandra, congrats on the noctilucent clouds and hope you're feeling better.
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Post by pedro » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:45 am

Great shots Alexandra, something to remember by the noctilucent clouds

best regards and I hope you are feeling better

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Post by DJD » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:15 am

Sorry I am a bit late to the party and have just got round to catching up.
Beautiful set. Love the detail you get and the limb sharpness on your FDs.
I don't think I have ever seen any noctilucent clouds let alone imaged them.
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Post by Derek Klepp » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:59 am

Thanks Alexandra enjoyed the video we don,t get those clouds here.Just been away for a week and now trying to coordinate picking up a 158mm refractor with a motorised feather touch focuser. Will try to get around to posting some pics later.PS when you and hubby eventually come down under make sure you get a week in Tasmania .
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Post by MapleRidge » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:34 am

These are excellent solar images Alexandra, and the noctilucent clouds are a rare sight. Nice to see you caught them :bow

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Post by FlankerOneTwo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:16 am

Wow, just beautiful!

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Post by Carbon60 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:14 am

Fabulous images, Alexandra. Beautiful FDs and dramatic NCs.....finally! Thanks for the tip. I'll have to set an early alarm!

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Re: Sun from 30th June and Noctilucent clouds

Post by DSobserver » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:45 am

great clouds! I would love to see similar ones!

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