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Aurora at Elgin

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About this observation
Observer
Alan Tough
Time of observation
28/09/2020 - 21:58
Object
Aurora
Observing location
Elgin, Scotland
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D DSLR
Sigma EX DG 20mm lens
Exposure
20 seconds @ f/2.5, ISO-1000
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Some astro-photography can be quite challenging - and it's not always the equipment or the weather. Alan reports that he took this photo from a field near his house in Elgin, during the most intense part of the auroral display of September 28-29.

Glancing to his right his head torch picked up two eyes which he quickly realised belonged to a big bull, so immediately after taking the shot he beat a hasty retreat. Be careful out there!

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