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Auroras & Atmospherics
DateOct 17th 2010, 5pm
EquipmentApple iPhone 4 - 5 Megapixel camera. Details of the settings - Automatic f/2.8, 1/2000, ISO 80, 35 mm focal length
DescriptionSundog is an atmospheric phenomenon happens due to ice crystals in the atmosphere. Is it usually observed when the sun is low, near the horizon. These bright spots are located at about 22 degrees from the sun. When the photo was clicked, Sun was hiding behind the clouds, however a bright and colored patch of light was catching most of the attention.
LocationJust outside Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Date11:30 pm August 3rd.
EquipmentCanon 40D with Tokina fisheye lens.
DescriptionBeautiful dancing Auroras just outside of Saskatoon Saskatchewan, the brightest I've seen in years, a 30 second exposure at ISO of 1600. Was lucky enough to catch a Perseid meteor as well in the same shot.
LocationGuffey, Colorado, USA
DateDecember 11-14, 2010
EquipmentAllsky video camera- a zenith pointing, low light level video camera with a fisheye lens. Meteors were recorded by detection and recording software.
DescriptionThis image is a composite of 363 Geminid meteors collected from December 11-14 on an allsky video camera. 229 were recorded on the peak night of Dec 13/14. All non-Geminids have been removed. The system records meteors brighter than about magnitude +2. Analysis of data collected suggests a peak visual rate of about 120 meteors per hour.
LocationW of Rome Ga
EquipmentNikon Coolpix 4800 4mp w/8.3x Optical Zoom
DescriptionI spotted this on 12-09 @ 5:44pm, west of Rome Ga Agonizing over a site to view it, I was delayed for a few minutes. At first view it was very distinct, 5 min later was totally gone. You can see 6 dark streaks at ground level in line with the train which I think are debris strikes. In the largest shot, the front shows streaks that looks like debris ejection. I assume this was a Geminids but may have just been a stray. It appeared to explode over the Alabama line, I called a friend to see if he heard a sonic boom but he did not.
LocationHaleakala N.P. Maui,Hi.
EquipmentNikon f-4 camera, Kodak Kodachrome 64 film
DescriptionA Glory or Brocken Spectre appeared as I came up to the edge of the cloud filled crater of Haleakala crater at the 10,000 foot level. As I moved the whole scene undullated. The whole event lasted but a few fleeting moments as the sun set in the western Hawaiian sky.
PhotographerMichele & Lorenzo Brusa
Date2008/03/11 21:01 UT
EquipmentNikon D40x 18/55 at 23mm f 6,3 exposure 65 sec; Iso 800
DescriptionHigh clouds in North Yorkshire
DateSunset fall 2010
EquipmentNikon d90, 500mm Nikkor mirror lens
DescriptionA rare blue flash at sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
LocationWinter Park Florida
Date9/5/10 1:30 PM EST
DescriptionA circumhorizontal Arc over Winter Park, Florida
LocationLe Creusot (Burgundy, France)
DateAugust 12, 2010, 0h37 UT
Equipment15 second unguided exposure with a 24 mm Tamron photo lens stopped at F/2.5 + SLR Canon EOS 350D
DescriptionBright Perseid meteor in Ursa Minor near Polar star. The image shows constellation Ursa Minor and the bright colourfull meteor estimated brighter than magnitude zero.
Date2010/08/03 04:15 UT
EquipmentCamera Pentax K100D whith 18-55 mm lens.
DescriptionGreen flash photographed the Tyrrhenian Sea at dawn on August 3, 2010, the duration of the phenomenon was about 4 seconds, the solar limb was preceded by intense light emerald green that lit the clouds above.