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Auroras & Atmospherics
Date17th June 2009 Midnight
EquipmentCanon 350D SLR camera with 18mm lens. ISO 100, 8 second exposure on fixed tripod
DescriptionThe clouds were extremely bright - glowing at midnight.
LocationOmu peak, Bucegi Mts., Romania
DateJune 21st, 2009
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D with Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L, 2.5s at f/4.5, ISO 400
DescriptionFirst time I shoot noctilucent clouds. Woke up for the conjunction and I was amazed by the brightness of the NLCs. Wonderful experience.
Date26 June 2009. 2025 GMT
EquipmentCanon EOS 20D and 75-300mm zoom lens.
DescriptionA mirage of the Sun can be clearly seen above it, during the sun set.
Date1:00am May 24 2009
EquipmentCanon 40D and Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens
DescriptionThe Milky Way is starting to appear here in Saskatoon. As I was imaging, I was treated to an Aurora with a beautiful Violet tinge just above the usual green.
DateApril 7th 2009, around noon
EquipmentCanon Ixus 860IS
DescriptionHalo around the sun
Date11pm CST, Apr 12, 2009
EquipmentNikon D80, Tamron 17-50 F/2.8, Tripod mounted.
DescriptionRecently while shooting M81/M82 I was chased inside by an approaching thunderstorm.
LocationCastleton, ON, Canada
Date2009 03 21, 1:56pm EDT
EquipmentCanon XSi, 10mm lens f/3.5, ISO 100, 1/1000sec.
DescriptionSingle Solar Halos are fairly common when the sun shines through high thin cloud layers. The second, outer halo is much less commonly seen due to lack of contrast with the clouds and is also more difficult to photograph due to its large angular extent which puts it outside all but the widest lenses. Notice that the 'rainbow' colour effect which can be faintly seen is reversed in the secondary halo due to the double refraction. Also it can be seen that there is more scattered sunlight between the two halos than inside our outside them.
Date11 march 2009
EquipmentNikon D40 + Nikkor 18-70mm on tripod; ISO200, 18m f/5.6, 30 sec.
DescriptionLunar halo as seen from the terrace of the Astronomical Observatory 'Amiral Vasile Urseanu' in Bucharest, Romania. The bright dot it's Saturn.
LocationOn the coastal lava plain within Hawaii National Park
EquipmentCanon 10D on Tripod
DescriptionWhile hiking to a surface flow within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park under nearly a full moon, a brief shower moved through the area. I was able to capture the 'moonbow' over a lava flow. Image enhancement including the removal of thermal noise and CMOS sensor hot spots was performed with Photoshop.
LocationSpokane valley park
DateTuesday jan 13 2009
EquipmentSony alpha 350 camera, 300mm zoom
DescriptionDense fog was moving in across the disk of the sun. it looked like Jupiters bands so i snapped this photo. When i looked at it i saw the man in the sun....it was great!