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2011 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2011, 04:12:56 am »

Great images, bet you're glad you looked out the window one more time!
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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2011, 09:58:50 am »

Excellent images!  I did look out for them but cloudy where I am...
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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2011, 11:04:08 am »

Some great structure in this NCL, this hook shape was also photographed  from Wales from a different angle.



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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2011, 04:09:24 am »

Quick one before a few hours shut eye.

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« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2011, 07:15:21 am »

Very nice Paul, I was looking just before bed around midnight and wondering, problem is from my light polluted, horizon restricted city scape it's difficult to be sure...
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« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2011, 10:00:25 am »

Thats cool Paul.
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« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2011, 10:17:42 am »

Quite a nice display last night, with the Sun so far north the NLC was noticeable even at local midnight. The best display seemed to be around 0115 - 0130 UT after which the brightening twilight robbed the NLC of its full splendour.

The main display here was just to the west of north, with no activity east of Capella. Time lapse images show the NLC moving at an apparently fairly slow rate from NE to SW. Three sample images:







Canon 40D, 17mm, ISO 400, various exposures (8 sec to 5 sec) at f/5.6 (evaluative auto exposure used)
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« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2011, 11:16:38 am »

Paul, awesome image, it was really worth the effort going to the lake last night, the reflection is absolutely perfect, really love this image. Bet the atmosphere was amazing with the moon up too. Congrats on a great shoot.  Smiley

Brian, nice image, I was wondering what the view from the coast was like, wish I had been there.

A nice display on June 13th/14th visible from 01.01 - 02.15 BST, it was visible for longer than this but I called it a night at the latter. Type 3 brightness, 15 degs high, +100 degs in azimuth, NW to N sectors with subtle blue and pearly white colour. Very nice whirls, waves, knots, and bands on view. Great atmosphere standing in a field watching them creep below Capella while the golden near-full Moon illuminated the the land in it's soft warm light behind me.







I was gonna post a couple more but tinypic has me in a rage!!!  Angry
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« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2011, 11:54:26 am »

Great additions guys!  Pauls pics reflect the closest what I saw...
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« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2011, 11:08:07 pm »

Thanks all, a great little find this lake i must say and to think its only 10 miles away and last night was my first time there (shame on me).  The combination of moonlight, mist hanging over the water and the NLC made for a wonderful experience.   Heres a few more..







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« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2011, 12:39:50 am »

Wonderful images everyone, all I can do is dream about them!
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« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2011, 02:21:45 am »

Those images are stunning Paul, it really is hard to top NLCs and reflections on water, top quality photography!. I really love the first and last images, I can see the craftmanship in the 11mm lens. Congats on a stunning night's shooting. We will definitely need to meet up sometime.  Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2011, 12:43:51 pm »

Two from the morning of the 16th June



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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2011, 03:43:09 pm »

A few from last night at Toome bridge....







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« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2011, 04:32:20 pm »

Beautiful images!!!   Cool Cool Cool
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