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2009 Noctilucent Cloud Season

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« Reply #135 on: June 17, 2009, 11:57:46 pm »

just observing my first NLC display, and what a cracker it is! have taken a few pics, lets see how they turn out, cloud is starting to obscure the view now, will have another venture outside later on!
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« Reply #136 on: June 18, 2009, 12:21:27 am »

I'm starting to clear again here it's amazing Shocked
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« Reply #137 on: June 18, 2009, 12:22:07 am »

MAJOR nlc display going on tonight...  Just got back from pub, been observing it with a large crowd of regulars in pub garden - will post more details in the morning.  Darn, I wish i'd taken my camera...
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« Reply #138 on: June 18, 2009, 12:37:40 am »

I've been clouded out, but for the short time of clarity it was the brightest display I've ever seen - I mean, 1sec @ f4 ISO400 - that's about four stops less than a "normal" display!









Hoping for another go later!
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« Reply #139 on: June 18, 2009, 01:41:57 am »

A stunning display tonight wed/thur the best i have seen to date, here are some images i took.





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« Reply #140 on: June 18, 2009, 03:08:00 am »

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I've been clouded out, but for the short time of clarity it was the brightest display I've ever seen
Same here - it was actually ruining my night vision! But the tropospheric clouds did worse, only got about 1/2 hr usable sky during the "night".
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« Reply #141 on: June 18, 2009, 04:11:06 am »

That was the most amazing display. It was cloudy here shortly after it started then cleared and I got some of the best shots yet with the 70-300mm lens. The detail in the display was fab. Then it clouded over again and I came home. Shortly after it cleared again and I was able to get the display from my back garden, at this stage it reached the zenith and beyond. While I was imaging earlier I was visited by a lovely owl that did a couple of low circles and a hover and nearly landed on my hand. It's beautiful to see nature taking an interest in what your doing out at night! Will post a few images when I get some shuteye.
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« Reply #142 on: June 18, 2009, 06:39:29 am »

Beautiful images Johnathan, congratulations!!
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« Reply #143 on: June 18, 2009, 08:49:52 am »

I had some NLC of the Nasty Low variety last night.. shame. Nice captures guys.
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« Reply #144 on: June 18, 2009, 11:46:52 am »

Fortunately I left timelapse cam running all night - there were several breaks in the cloud and I managed to get some excellent shots of what is probably the best NLC display ever seen...

2336 BST


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« Reply #145 on: June 18, 2009, 01:16:02 pm »

WOW!!, guys those images are stunning, what a fantastic result  Shocked, I like those shots over the lights of Larne....amazing.

My goodness, what a display last night, it was just stupendous!!. Observed from 23.30 - 03.30 BST, type 5 bightness, in fact, it looked brighter than any high quality type 5 display I have ever seen, the brightness scale may need to be modified lol. Breathtaking electric blue colours which were like a dreame come true. I seen a strange brown, gold, and purple colour along the top edge at one time. I had trouble with trop cloud before dawn so only glimpsed it in small gaps, but from what I seen it was beyond words!. The intense blue and white struture was like a skeleton or twisted spine - another absolute monster display. Bands, large scale and smal scale whirls, lens shaped dark lacunosus-type structure, herringbone/waves and knots. Difficult to describe in words. Certainly one of the very finest displays I have ever seen. During evening twilight it was at the zenith near Arcturus. Haven't sorted through images yet, but results are nothing like what's on here!
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« Reply #147 on: June 18, 2009, 03:04:31 pm »

Nice shots!

The cattle seem more interested in you than the sky ... Grin
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« Reply #148 on: June 18, 2009, 03:18:28 pm »

Thanks Brian, they sure were, they kept walking over and sniffing my tripod and messing up the images so I had to shooo them away, then they came back again for more, very nosy Cows, but equally as friendly, and I enjoyed their company. They came handy for an image too. Cheers.  Smiley
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« Reply #149 on: June 18, 2009, 08:38:37 pm »

Just a few of the 124 images from this morning!












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