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Observation by Denis Buczynski: Aurora in Moonlight at Tarbatness

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Denis Buczynski

Observer

Denis Buczynski

Observed

2020 Feb 01 - 23:19

Uploaded

2020 Feb 02 - 14:34

Objects

Aurora

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Constellation

Cygnus

Field centre

RA: 20h23m
Dec: +52°58'
Position angle: +2°05'

Field size

75° × 54°

Equipment
  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8
  • Canon 550D
Exposure

1x20s ISO 6400

Location

Tarbatness Highland Scotland

Target name

Aurora in Moonlight at Tarbatness

Title

Aurora in Moonlight at Tarbatness

About this image
There was a faint display of Aurora last night seen here at Tarbatness. The first quarter moon in the sky prevented me for seeing any activity visually but the camera recorded some green rays and a faint red band above the rays. Hopefully the start of more to come now the Sun is beginning a new cycle.
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John Bracegirdle
John Bracegirdle, 2020 Feb 02 - 19:35 UTC

Your image looks great, and thanks for the explanation. I would not have thought of trying to record the aurora if I couldn't see it visually, but I do for deep sky, so it makes sense. I'm glad to have learnt a new thing today. :)