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Observation by Alan Tough: Auroral Display

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Paul Downing, FRAS

Observer

Alan Tough

Observed

2021 Feb 20 - 20:45

Uploaded

2021 Feb 26 - 17:26

Objects

Aurora

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
  • Sigma EX DG 20 mm lens
  • Manfrotto tripod
Exposure

6 seconds @ f/3.2 and ISO-1600.

Location

Elgin, Scotland

Target name

Aurora

Title

Auroral Display

About this image

Alan reports that on Saturday (February 20) between 20:30 and 21:00 UT, there were two brief, but spectacular, bursts of auroral activity. The camera picked up a wide range of colours, thanks in part to a 60% waxing gibbous Moon.

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