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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby stepbystep » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 1:14 pm

I was stranded without a camera for the night!!! Aurora was easily visible from inner Hobart suburbs to the naked eye.

Here's a fresh shot from the Friendly Beaches, shot September 20...
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Thu 08 Oct, 2015 8:18 pm

Keep those photos coming SbS

From the Mercury

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... 984?page=1
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby newhue » Fri 09 Oct, 2015 4:31 am

Beautiful shots SBS, thanks for sharing. We almost moved to Hobart once up time. Your making me regret that. Beautiful part of the world.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby scrub master » Fri 09 Oct, 2015 9:45 pm

A couple of mine from last night.
Not much visible to the eye, but the camera brought the magic to life
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Mon 21 Dec, 2015 11:30 am

Didn't see a thing in the Brisbane sky last night :?
Photos on ABC look great though for southern sky watchers.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-21/p ... ia/7044926
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Fri 01 Jan, 2016 4:07 pm

Missed it again :(

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-01/a ... ky/7063480

It was not just man-made lightshows that brought in the new year, with aurora australis providing Tasmania's aurora watchers with a perfect start to 2016.


Across the state aurora watchers have been posting pictures on a social media page dedicated to the southern light.

Astronomical society of Tasmania's Steve Harvey said those who missed out could look to the skies tonight, where they are clear and away from light pollution.

"Look to the south and let your eyes adapt to the darkness," he said.

"The light should have a greyish, green glow," he said.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Thu 04 Aug, 2016 9:44 pm

Apparently I missed another good display last night.

From the Advocate.

http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/407 ... 86#slide=1

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Thu 27 Oct, 2016 6:08 pm

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby cams » Wed 02 Nov, 2016 8:34 am

I got some shots from up the mountain last Tuesday. Beautiful sight. Biggest one I've seen in my short time chasing by far.

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby MickyB » Fri 04 Nov, 2016 5:23 pm

Awesome photo Cam. What time was this photo taken? I was also up Mt Wellington last Tuesday night but I think we left too early to see it.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby cams » Mon 07 Nov, 2016 9:11 am

Thanks. It was actually pretty soon after dark. About 9:15. This is one taken slightly earlier with the sunset still visible.

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It dulled for a while after about 9:30, then came back strong between 11 and 12.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Mon 07 Nov, 2016 2:49 pm

Beautiful cams.
Keep the photos coming.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby aronwidforss » Mon 07 Nov, 2016 7:54 pm

This is the first aurora borealis over my dorm at university this fall, in the latter part of august. Not as spectacular as your photos, but it's something.

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby cams » Tue 08 Nov, 2016 12:32 pm

aronwidforss wrote:This is the first aurora borealis over my dorm at university this fall, in the latter part of august. Not as spectacular as your photos, but it's something.

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Jealous to get it overhead like that. What country are you in?
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby aronwidforss » Sun 13 Nov, 2016 9:52 am

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aronwidforss wrote:This is the first aurora borealis over my dorm at university this fall, in the latter part of august. Not as spectacular as your photos, but it's something.

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Jealous to get it overhead like that. What country are you in?


I live in Luleå, Sweden. It's maybe 100 km south of the arctic circle.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby aronwidforss » Mon 06 Feb, 2017 6:22 am

From my skiing trip this weekend. The last one is not an aurpra per se, but it is my favourite. I'm not sure about the white balance, but it works.

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby WalkGirl84 » Sat 11 Feb, 2017 10:05 am

These are amazing! I need to head further south. It's a goal of mine to see one one day. We did have one visible here in Sydney but the cloud cover was horrendous. So I'll go hunting one day :)
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Tue 28 Mar, 2017 4:44 pm

Missed it again
Any photos Cams or SBS

http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasma ... e6c2767e6c

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Overlandman » Wed 29 Mar, 2017 5:21 pm

More photos from the examiner

http://www.examiner.com.au/story/456377 ... ies/?cs=94

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby cams » Thu 30 Mar, 2017 1:04 pm

My car is currently dead, so couldn't go out on Monday night. Luckily it was strong enough to even see from Lindisfarne.

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Some friends gave us a lift to 7 Mile Beach on Tuesday night though. Very different display with more beams, but overall less intense. Very clear skies though.

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby aronwidforss » Tue 04 Apr, 2017 5:33 pm

cams wrote:Some friends gave us a lift to 7 Mile Beach on Tuesday night though. Very different display with more beams, but overall less intense. Very clear skies though.


Is that a real shooting star or is it an Iridium? Great shot in any case!
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Neo » Tue 04 Apr, 2017 7:45 pm

Amazing. I gotta see me some lights. Where are the best places in Australia and the world to see and which months?
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby aronwidforss » Tue 04 Apr, 2017 8:08 pm

Neo wrote:Amazing. I gotta see me some lights. Where are the best places in Australia and the world to see and which months?


I can only answer for "the world" part. Abisko, a small village here in Norrbotten, is said to be one of the best places to view the aurora from. They have almost no light pollution, good standard on the hostels/hotels, normally pretty clear weather and are in a pretty good spot latitude-wise. It's pretty easy to find a spot to pitch a tent, if one is inclined to that sort of thing.

I have never been there in the winter and not seen auroras at least one night. I'd say late february is the best time around there, with the january storms behind and there still being long, dark nights.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby Neo » Tue 04 Apr, 2017 8:11 pm

Thanks Aron. Sweden in February 2018 sounds nice.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby cams » Wed 05 Apr, 2017 9:34 am

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cams wrote:Some friends gave us a lift to 7 Mile Beach on Tuesday night though. Very different display with more beams, but overall less intense. Very clear skies though.


Is that a real shooting star or is it an Iridium? Great shot in any case!


Satellite. ;) It was present in the next shot too, so slow moving.

Neo wrote:Amazing. I gotta see me some lights. Where are the best places in Australia and the world to see and which months?


The further south in Australia the better. So Tas is a lot better than anywhere on the mainland, but the ones from last week were easily seen from the southern mainland. Apart from that just need dark, cloudless skies and a solar storm.

Another from last night at Goat's Bluff

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby aronwidforss » Wed 05 Apr, 2017 3:40 pm

cams wrote:Satellite. ;) It was present in the next shot too, so slow moving.


Satellites are great, especially as one has the luxury of planning the shot in detail beforehand. Here's an off topic photo of my town with Iridium 7 in the sky. :)

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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby stepbystep » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 8:52 pm

Cool. I shot the aurora a cpl weeks back. Cloudy Bay, Bruny Island.
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Re: Aurora Australis

Postby stepbystep » Thu 06 Apr, 2017 8:54 pm

And one from The Pleiades a cpl months back.
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