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Aurora over Scotland (107 files)

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights displays photographed taken over Aberdeeshire in Scotland since 1989 covering some 350 events with arc, rays, coronas with a wide rnage of shapes and colours
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213981jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Orion Pleiades Corona green zenith celestial wings from Tomnaverie Bronze Age stone circle site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south the last of the digital photos was taken at 00.18.10hrsUT for 10secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213980jhp 
 Scotland flanker monolith Aurora Borealis Orion Pleiades Corona green zenith wings Tomnaverie Bronze Age stone circle site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.17.20hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213979jhp 
 Scotland flanker Stones Aurora Borealis south Pleiades Corona green zenith wings Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.16.23hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213978jhp 
 Scottish flanker above Aurora Borealis south Orion Pleiades Corona zenith wings Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.15.11hrsUT for 17secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213977jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis south Orion Pleiades Tarland Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 00.14.32hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213975jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis above flanker red colours rays North Tarland Tomnaverie Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north in the direction of Tarland was taken at 00.12.47hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213974jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona red colours rays Plough North Tarland Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north in the direction of Tarland was taken at 00.12.18hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213973jhp 
 Scotttish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona arms colours rays Tarland Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north west in the direction of Morven was taken at 00.00.36hrsUT for 14secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213970jhp 
 Deeside Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona dome rays Tarland Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the north west in the direction of Tarland was taken at 23.58.42hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213967jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona rays recumbent Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.56.31hrsUT for 12secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213959jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona red green rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.27.22hrsUT for 20secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213956jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis corona building red green rays dome stone Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.25.12hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213955jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis corona building red green rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.24.10hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213954jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis sweeping red green rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.23.29hrsUT for 14secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213952jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis sweeping red rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.21.36hrsUT for 19secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213951jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis sweeping arms Stars rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.20.58hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213949jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Northern Lights Corona Orion Stars red rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.19.04hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213947jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona Orion Stars rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.15.05hrsUT for 16secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213946jhp 
 Scotland Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona activity rays Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.13.18hrsUT for 15secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213943jhp 
 British Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona dome zenith Pleiades Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.08.44hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213942jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona dome Pleiades Tomnaverie flanker Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo of a new surge in the display and strong development of a coronal zenith to the south was taken at 23.08.14hrsUT for 10secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213941jhp 
 Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona Orion flanker red ray Tarland Deeside winter Scotland Tomnaverie recumbent and flankers of the Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo was taken at 22.57.10hrsUT for 13secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213940jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle RSC Aurora Borealis Corona west red ray Tarland Deeside Scotland Tomnaverie recumbent and flankers of the Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo was taken at 22.56.13hrsUT for 12secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera, upright
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213939jhp 
 Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona Orion red ray Tomnaverie Deeside Scotland recumbent and flankers of the Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo was taken at 22.55.46hrsUT for 11secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora over Stone Circle SO0213937jhp 
 Scottish Stone Circle Aurora Borealis Corona Orion red ray Deeside Scotland Tomnaverie recumbent and flankers of the Bronze Age site near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland to the west of Aberdeen. Unusually this evening of ongoing activity started around 16.00 hours as a major storm on 20th November 2003. This digital photo was taken at 22.34.58hrsUT for 8secs and these cf139 digital photos were taken at 800ISO, I think I felt the power of the display justified a stop down from my usual 1600ISO setting hoping perhaps for better noise control but this early exposure is on the short side. In hindsight this was to be one of the last major storms I witnessed on Deeside to date, 2018 culminating for me at Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland until after midnight, busy evening and in a sense the most spiritual experience I had photographing Aurora displays. I imagine those in the Bronze Age, without light pollution issues, would have often seen them as well. I had to leave Crooktree at 18.30 to teach at Aboyne where my photography students got dragged out to witness the continuing display and then went from there to Tomnaverie. The evenings’ displays were taken with both digital and slide film and the first slide film photos started at around 17.40hrsUT. The magnetometer on site showed vigorous activity from 15.30hrs. This digital photo was taken with a Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera using a Sigma 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and the noise factor was superior to the grain created pushing 400asa slide film to 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, 2003, November, winter, east, west, south, north, Tarland, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone, Circle, flankers, Bronze, Age, zenith, crown, centre, dome, Arc, Rays, wings, sweeping, arms, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, stars, constellations, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, Pleiades, Orion, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, cycle, maximum, minimum, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, Van, Ellen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, moon, columns, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, cold, frosty, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time, seconds, time, exposure, tripod, cable, release, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 15mm Fisheye, early, afternoon, digital, camera
Aurora and Cloud aucf11103jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland autumn October clouds red ray northwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland two photos taken on the evening of the 15th October, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 23.29.10hrsUT for 18secs showing strong red ray activity from a very low grade arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper is just hidden behind the increasing cloud cover. I took 4 frames over 30 mins, so cloud cover stopped me photographing more of the display using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. There was a full moon that night sitting off to the east of this north facing display. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, autumn, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora and Cloud aucf11102jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Ursa Major October clouds faint rays northwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland two photos taken on the evening of the 15th October, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 23.05.37hrsUT for 17secs showing faint suggestion of ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in low grade arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper is just discernible behind the increasing cloud cover. I took 4 frames over 30 mins, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. There was a full moon that night sitting off to the east of this north facing display. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, autumn, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Active Aurora Display aucf11702jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Northern Lights autumn active rays colourful Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland four photos taken on the evening of the 21st October, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to the north. This photo was taken at 22.55.19hrsUT for 20secs showing strong red and green ray activity from a fragmented arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 4 frames over 4mins, before the display faded away using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October and again I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, autumn, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Active Aurora Display aucf11701jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland autumn active rays colourful Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland four photos taken on the evening of the 21st October, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to west of north in the direction of Kincardine O’Neil. This photo was taken at 22.54.41hrsUT for 19secs showing strong red and green ray activity from a fragmented arc and the tail of the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper on the right of frame. I took 4 frames over 4mins, before the display faded away using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings taken during 2003 when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October and again I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, autumn, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9565jhp 
 Aurora Northern Lights Plough nitrogen faint rays fading display Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.13.32hrsUT for 20secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a waning arc as the display fades and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9563jhp 
 Aurora Northern Lights Big Dipper purple nitrogen faint rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.09.46hrsUT for 17secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a waning arc as the display fades and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9561jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Plough August nitrogen ray eastwards Deeside Torphins lights Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.42.46hrsUT for 19secs showing faint purple nitrogen ray activity over Torphins lights with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9557jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland August purple nitrogen faint rays fragmented arc northwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.37hrsUT for 19secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9553jhp 
 Aurora Northern Lights Scottish summer purple nitrogen faint rays northwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.30.03hrsUT for 16secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9552jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Ursa Major August purple nitrogen faint rays northwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.29.04hrsUT for 20secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9550jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Northern Lights summer purple nitrogen rays northwwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 27.43hrsUT for 17secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9549jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Big Dipper August purple nitrogen rays northwwards Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.26.59hrsUT for 17secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9546jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Plough summer yellow green arc North faint rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.19.41hrsUT for 17secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9545jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough summer August 2003 green arc faint rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 22nd August, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.19.04hrsUT for 20secs showing faint multiple ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper. I took 20 frames between 00.19hrs and 01.13.32hrsUT, using my Fujifilm Finepix Digital S2Pro camera, at maximum ISO of 1600 using a Sigma 16mm f2.8 fisheye lens, giving a fairly undistorted wide angle image, wide open aperture with most exposures manually near the 20 seconds mark which experience suggested was around the best exposure for the low light Aurora displays. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards and for this display, sandwiched between 27th July and 28th October, I took no slide film. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. These photos show that Aurora displays can be viewed during summer months in North East Scotland and even with full moonlight. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, August, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, moon, moonlight, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fujifilm, Finepix, S2Pro, Sigma, 16mm Fisheye, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7612jhp 
 Aurora Northern Lights Scotland summer July north green arc purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.46hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.46hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 22 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, July, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7611jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Cassiopeia eastwards summer purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.10hrBST showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7610jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland purple nitrogen rays green arc oxygen early morning Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.33hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 22 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7609jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Northern Lights Plough summer purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.22hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide for open for 23 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7608jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough stars summer rare purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.310hrsUT on 27th July showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 20 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7607jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Northern Lights summer purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.30hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 18 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7606jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough summer purple nitrogen rays green arc Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.29hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 18 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7604jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Plough Big Dipper summer purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.28hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 15 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7603jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough summer July 2003 purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.27hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 13 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Aurora Summer auSO7602jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough summer July 2003 purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 01.26hrsUT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo at a 1600asa rating using a Fuji Finepix S2 with standard 24mm f2.8 lens wide open for 8 secs with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. These were some of my earliest digital recordings when the quality of digital cameras had at last matched 35mm slide film standards. At 1600 ISO the noise factor was not a problem and the general look of the images were better than the corresponding slide film with 400asa stock pushed two stops to give an equivalent sensitivity level of 1600asa. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, DSLR, Fuji, Finepix, S2, earliest, digital, camera
Deeside Aurora au03436Ejhp 
 Northern Lights Aurora British summer 2003 nitrogen purple rays Plough Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.40hrs UT showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly to left split by rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST ending the film. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RHP 11 400ASA film stock processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RHP11, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20, DSLR, Fuji S2, digital
Deeside Aurora au03416jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Plough summer July 2003 purple nitrogen rays Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 27th July, 2003 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.10hrBST showing strong multiple ray activity and the constellation Ursa Major, The Plough or Big Dipper clearly between two left hand rays. I took 22 frames in 15 mins, including some Digital Fuji S2 images at maximum ISO of 1600 and the display ended around 00.40hrs BST. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RHP 11 400ASA film stock processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually between 10 & 20 seconds because of the summer light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, summer, Torphins, Arc, rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 2003, July, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, nitrogen, purple, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RHP11, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20, DSLR, Fuji S2, digital
Deeside Aurora au02736jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish display Cassiopeia rays winter February 2002 Aberdeenshire taken on the morning of the 6th February, 2002 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.40hrsUT showing strong patches with ray activity and the constellation Cassiopeia clearly visible top lefthand area, with activity stopping soon after this photo, the display having started with a low grade arc around midnight. The film numbering of 2001 was that the previous Aurora display covered was in November 2001 with this February display being the first recorded in 2002. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually around 20 seconds because of the lower light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, 2002, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-434, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20
Deeside Aurora au0210jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland Cassiopeia rays winter February 2002 Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the morning of the 6th February, 2002 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 00.42hrsUT showing strong patches with ray activity and the constellation Cassiopeia clearly visible top lefthand area, with activity stopping soon after this photo, the display having started with a low grade arc around midnight. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RHP11 400asa film processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FG20, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open with many exposures manually around 20 seconds because of the lower light levels. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Cassiopeia, 2002, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RHP 11, 400asa, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FG20
Comet Hyakutake au96133jhp 
 Comet Hyakutake March 1996 tail colours long Plough Scottish Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 25th March 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 23.50hrsUT between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Deeside with part of The Plough Constellation visible a spring marker for the northern sky. I started photographing the Comet on the 24th and finished 17th April when I was able to include an Aurora display. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 50mm f1.8 lens wide open at around 10 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine O’Neil, north, Comet, Hyakutake, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 1996, March, spring, landscape, photos, photographs, tail, green, ion, ice, bluish, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FM2, 50mm
Comet Hyakutake au96116jhp 
 Comet Hyakutake March 1996 night sky spring Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the evening of the 24th March 1996 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north. This photo was taken at 22.00hrsUT between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Deeside with part of The Plough Constellation visible a spring marker for the northern sky. I started photographing the Comet on the 24th and finished 17th April when I was able to include an Aurora display. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 50mm f1.8 lens wide open at around 10 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine O’Neil, north, Comet, Hyakutake, Plough, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, 1996, March, spring, landscape, photos, photographs, tail, green, bluish, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long, Nikon, FM2, 50mm
Deeside Aurora au95919jhp 
 Aurora display lights green rays north autumn Plough 1995 Scotland Aberdeenshire Deeside taken on the morning of the 19th October, 1995 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking to north with the Plough Constellation in its classis autumnal position. This photo was taken at 00.30hrsUT with several weak rays. The activity continued until the early hours of the morning of the 19th, finishing around 01.00hrs UT and was the last Aurora display recorded by me until April 1996 when I was photographing Comet Hyakutake. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, autumn, Torphins, Arc, pulsing, patches, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Plough, 1995, October, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, green, bluish, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, 35mm, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP, RSP-412, exposed, time, long
Aurora Corona au9289jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish winter display Corona red west Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Orion, south, electricity, pole, upright
Aurora Corona au92825jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Corona zenith red pink west Pleiades Aberdeenshire Scotland taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Pleiades, Cassiopeia, Orion, south, electricity, pole
Aurora Corona au92816jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Corona zenith crown red pink south Orion Deeside Scotland taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Cassiopeia, Orion, south, electricity, pole, upright
Aurora Corona au92815jhp 
 Aurora Borealis British winter Corona red pink south Orion Deeside Scotland taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Cassiopeia, Orion, south, electricity, pole, upright
Aurora Corona au92813jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish February 1992 Corona red west pink rays Cassiopeia Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Cassiopeia, Orion, south, electricity, pole, upright
Aurora Corona au92812jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland winter Corona red west pink rays Cassiopeia Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Cassiopeia, Orion, south, electricity, pole, upright
Aurora Corona au92810jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland winter Corona red west trees Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 26th February, 1992 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking mainly west to north except for the last two which were looking south with Orion the main star constellation. The display was a major storm almost from the start, visible around 19.15hrs pm although this sequence of photos were from a new film started at 19.40 until at 20.45 it clouded over completely. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RSP 11 rated at 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 24mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, Torphins, corona, crown, huge, scale, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1992, February, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, exposed, time, long, Arran, trees, west, Orion, south, electricity, pole
Aurora The Neuk au720434ajhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display weak Arc Ray Plough Banchory autumn 1990 taken on the Harestone Road. Taken on the 21st September at 02.41 hrs BST is one of the many displays in early 1990, a decade which proved to be an extremely productive one for Aurora displays and photography. A fairly typical arc and active rays display showing the red of high level oxygen I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP11 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were exposed around 20secs which from experience I had settled on as about the best combination of film, exposure time and with a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens so these are much brighter and more colour saturated although slightly more visual than would be seen with the human eye. What cannot be recorded is the amount of movement of the rays especially when tracking right to left seen in several of these photos. This display was followed by a similar brighter display on the 14th of the month and in both displays the Plough Constellation was very prominent. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Neuk, farm, entrance, layby, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, moving, movement, active, activity, bright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa major, Big Dipper, oxygen, nitrogen, moonlight, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, September, 21st, slide, film, Fuji, RSP, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora The Neuk au720433ajhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis weak Arc Ray red Plough Deeside autumn 1990 taken on the Harestone Road. Taken on the 21st September at 02.40 hrs BST is one of the many displays in early 1990, a decade which proved to be an extremely productive one for Aurora displays and photography. A fairly typical arc and active rays display showing the red of high level oxygen I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP11 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were exposed around 20secs which from experience I had settled on as about the best combination of film, exposure time and with a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens so these are much brighter and more colour saturated although slightly more visual than would be seen with the human eye. What cannot be recorded is the amount of movement of the rays especially when tracking right to left seen in several of these photos. This display was followed by a similar brighter display on the 14th of the month and in both displays the Plough Constellation was very prominent. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Neuk, farm, entrance, layby, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, moving, movement, active, activity, bright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa major, Big Dipper, oxygen, nitrogen, moonlight, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, September, 21st, slide, film, Fuji, RSP, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora The Neuk au720317ajhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights Active Arc red oxygen rays Plough constellation 1990 taken on the Harestone Road from the small pull off at The Neuk Farm which the local farmer used as an area to dump his old hayrake and a few bales of straw. Taken on the 14th September at 01.07 hrs BST is one of the many displays in early 1990, a decade which proved to be an extremely productive one for Aurora displays and photography. A fairly typical arc and active rays display showing the red of high level oxygen I have already added other photos taken using Fuji RSP11 35mm slide film rated at 1600asa and developed in this case at my local Lab in Aberdeen for 1600asa-pushed 2 stops. They were exposed around 20secs which from experience I had settled on as about the best combination of film, exposure time and with a 28mm or 24mm f2.8 wide angle lens so these are much brighter and more colour saturated although slightly more visual than would be seen with the human eye. What cannot be recorded is the amount of movement of the rays especially when tracking right to left seen in several of these photos. This display was followed by a similar display on the 21st of the month. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Banchory, Crathes, Harestone, road, Neuk, farm, entrance, layby, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, moving, movement, active, activity, bright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Plough, Ursa major, Big Dipper, oxygen, nitrogen, moonlight, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1990, September, 14th, slide, film, Fuji, RSP, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617017jhp 
 British Aurora Borealis Cairn O’Mount Ursa Major bright rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, Plough, constellation, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Deeside jkl8345jhp 
 Northern Lights meteor shooting star winter Scottish green rays west Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 20.57 and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, meteor, shooting, star, westwards, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8336jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Northern Lights winter Scottish green red rays Pleiades west Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.59 and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8329jhp 
 Northern Lights Pleiades winter Scottish green red ray tree silhouette Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.52 and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8327jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Northern Lights winter Scottish green rays North Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.52, looking northwards and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8326jhp 
 Aurora Borealis winter Scottish green rays North sheets curtains Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.51 looking northwards and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8323jhp 
 Aurora Borealis west winter Scotland green red ray Pleiades stars Aberdeenshire taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England. 
It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. 
The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.50 looking westwards and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8321jhp 
 Merry Dancers Northern Lights winter Scottish green red rays display Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.50 looking west and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8319jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Northern Lights west building fresh display winter Scottish green red rays Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.03 looking westwards as new phase starts to build up and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8315jhp 
 Aurora Borealis display winter Scottish green red rays westwards nitrogen Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 21.00 with a new phase building towards the west after the original arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a hint of nitrogen gas visible alongside the red of oxygen. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8313jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Northern sky display winter Scottish green red rays Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 20.59, after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora Deeside jkl8306jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Northern Lights winter Scottish green red rays arc quieter Deeside taken on the 27th February, 2014 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this year and the best for several years since the end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006 although initial forecasts did not suggest a display of this strength was likely over the UK from a glancing CME. It was in fact observed and photographed as far south as Essex in England.

It’s most active phase of the evening’s display was over around 20.30 including a fairly rare occurrence of a folded arc, more common in the most northern regions. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens at f4 and ISO settings of 3200 allowing for much shorter exposure times e.g. circa 15 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events.

The first activity photographed of this display was about 19.50, looking west of North to the west of Torphins, this one was around 20.57 and was after the arc has disappeared and the ray activity continued to the North with red high level oxygen gas colour started to appear more noticeable and a general dying off of the overall strength of the display. This phase sees more individual rays, green towards the northern centre with red rays to the western edges as seen in those with the large trees on the left. The Pleiades Star Constellation is visible in those with the strong red ray on the left. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Crooktree, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, panorama, folded, curtains, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, Pleiades, west, westwards, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, Cassiopeia, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, nitrogen, purple, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, February, 2014, pine, trees, silhouette, telephone, pole, cottage, roof, chimney.
Aurora 7Mar94 ab9474jhp 
 Aurora Northern Lights Scottish Cassiopeia green rays folded arc Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 7th March, 1994 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking from west to north and slightly towards the east in this photo with Cassiopeia Constellation in the centre of the night sky. This was the best of seven nights in a row of displays during one of the most active phases of the 90’s Solar Cycle. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RDP pushed processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. What was unusual about this display was the very distinct folding of the arc giving a distinct curtain effect from the many moving rays, the green colours being from low altitude oxygen ionisation around 20.00hrs GMT. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, spring, Torphins, Arc, Cassiopeia, folded, curtains, green, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1994, March, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RDP, exposed, time, long
Aurora 7Mar94 ab9473jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish winter display green rays yellow meteor arc Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 7th March, 1994 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking from west to north with the Constellation of Cassiopeia in the centre. This was the best of seven nights in a row of displays during one of the most active phases of the 90’s Solar Cycle. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RDP pushed processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. What was unusual about this display was the very distinct folding of the arc giving a distinct curtain effect from the many moving rays, the green colours being from low altitude oxygen ionisation around 20.00hrs GMT. In this photo there is also evidence of a small meteor streak to the top of the right hand rays. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, spring, Torphins, Arc, Cassiopeia, meteor, shooting star, folded, curtains, green, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1994, March, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RDP, exposed, time, long
Aurora 7Mar94 ab94636jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland north Cassiopeia green rays folded arc Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 7th March, 1994 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking from west to north and slightly towards the east with Cassiopeia lying towards the left side of the photo. This was the best of seven nights in a row of displays during one of the most active phases of the 90’s Solar Cycle. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RDP pushed processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. What was unusual about this display was the very distinct folding of the arc giving a distinct curtain effect from the many moving rays, the green colours being from low altitude oxygen ionisation around 20.00hrs GMT. The Star Constellation Cassiopeia is an ideal spring marker for the northern sky and likely area for Aurora displays- the autumn winter star marker is The Plough or Ursa Major. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, winter, spring, Torphins, Arc, folded, curtains, green, Rays, Northern Lights, Cassiopeia, Merry Dancers, 1994, March, upright, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RDP, exposed, time, long
Aurora 7Mar94 ab94630jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish winter display green rays breaking arc Cassiopeia Deeside Aberdeenshire taken on the 7th March, 1994 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen looking from west to north with the Constellation Cassiopeia lying to the top right a good spring marker. This was the best of seven nights in a row of displays during one of the most active phases of the 90’s Solar Cycle. This photo was scanned from a 35mm colour slide film, Fuji RDP pushed processed for a 1600asa rating using a Nikon FM2, 28mm f2.8 lens wide open at around 20 seconds. What was unusual about this display was the very distinct folding of the arc giving a distinct curtain effect from the many moving rays, the green colours being from low altitude oxygen ionisation around 20.00hrs GMT. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, Borealis, display, Cassiopeia, winter, spring, Torphins, Arc, folded, curtains, green, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, 1994, March, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, slide, scanned, Fuji, RDP, exposed, time, long
Aurora, aircaft & meteors rty2406jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scottish Deeside aircraft Draconits meteor Ursa major Plough North East 25 miles west of Aberdeen taken at 00.20.30hrs UT 8th October, 2012 with a Nikon D700 at 3200ISO using Nikkor 24mm prime lens, f2.8 for 10.5 secs. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, aircraft, lights, strobes, electric pole, Draconits, meteors, two, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, Ursa, Major, Plough, Big, Dipper, stars, constellation, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, red, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn
Northern Lights rty1941jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Torphins Scottish Northern Lights Plough stars green rays Deeside taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions. Looking magentic North with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.36.14hrs UT [01.36.14BST] with an exposure of 14 secs. The Plough or Ursa Major is visible directly above with rays to the left beneath this constellation, a useful winter marker for locating displays with the street lights of Torphins on the right. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, Ursa, Major, Plough, Big, Dipper, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
Aurora Borealis Display rty1932jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland photograph time exposure green arc rays Deeside taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions. Looking to magentic North with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.31.20hrs UT [01.31.20BST] with an exposure of 12 secs. The Plough or Ursa Major is visible directly above with a large rays to the left cutting through the constellation, a useful winter marker for locating displays. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, constellation, stars, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
Aurora Borealis & The Plough rty1933jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland photo Ursa Major stars autumn green curtain Deeside taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions. Looking to magentic North with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.31.46hrs UT [01.31.46BST] with an exposure of 12 secs. The Plough or Ursa Major is visible directly above this distinctive constellation, a useful winter marker for locating displays. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Plough, Ursa, Major, Big, Dipper, constellation, stars, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
Aurora & Ursa Major rty1934jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Plough Dipper autumn Scottish green rays Deeside photograph taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions. Looking to magentic North with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.32.24hrs UT [01.32.24BST] with an exposure of 9.2 secs. The Plough or Ursa Major is visible directly above with a large rays to the left cutting through the constellation, a useful winter marker for locating displays. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, Plough, Big, Dipper, Ursa, Major, constellation, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
Aurora over Deeside rty1936jhp 
 Aurora Merry Dancers Plough Scotland green arc rays Deeside photograph taken on the 1st October 2012 at Crooktree, 25 miles west of Aberdeen is the first display I have seen this back quarter and probably the best display now photographed since end of the previous Solar Cycle in 2006. This photograph was taken with a Nikon D700 full frame DSLR using a 28mm Nikkor f2.8 lens and ISO settings of 3200 which allows for much shorter exposure circa 6 sec average times with hopefully more accurate recordings of these moving events. The light conditions were not perfect as the background light was from the full moon but dispels any myths that Aurora’s cannot be seen under such conditions.
Looking to magentic North with multiple rays coming off an arc at 00.33.14hrs UT [01.33.10BST] with an exposure of 10 secs. The Plough or Ursa Major is visible directly above with a large rays to the left cutting through the constellation, a useful winter marker for locating displays. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, bright, patches, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, landscape, CME, solar, night, sky, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, colours, colors, celestial, night, morning, October, 2012, autumn, moonlight, full, moon
New Aurora Display TO24105JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Rays Braking Active Arc Ursa Major Stars Constellation with the right-hand tree is aligned on magnetic north and The Plough is in the centre. Taken on 9th November 2004 at 20.26hrsUT, a continuing active period from the previous night and located on Royal Deeside some 20 miles west of Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, rays, corona, zenith, faint, sweeping, arms, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, winter, northwards, The Plough, Big Dipper, Ursa Major, digital, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, yellow, green, red, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, clouds, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora over Torphins TO24012JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Bright Strong Arc Rays Photograph Deeside Aberdeenshire display on 9th November 2004 at 20.47hrsUT with rays bursting from a double arc in the eastern skies above Torphins steetlights on Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen in Scotland with green of lower oxygen gas excitation and the Pleiades constellation above the chimney pot 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, rays, active, arc, double, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Pleiades, streaming, winter, northwards, digital, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, clouds, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora & Pleiades TO24017JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Strong Double Arc Eastwards Bright Rays Action Photo display of 9th November, 2004 at 20.54hrs UT with many rays bursting from a double arc in the eastern skies with the lights of Torphins at lower left located on Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen in Scotland with green of lower oxygen gas excitation and the Pleiades constellation above the chimney pot 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Aurora Borealis, rays, active, arc, double, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Pleiades, streaming, winter, northwards, digital, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, green, yellow, red, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, clouds, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora & Pleiades TO24016JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Multi Many Rays Arc Active Stock Library Photographs of displays on 9th November 2004 at 20.54hrsUT with many rays bursting from a double arc in the eastern skies over Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen in Scotland with green of lower oxygen gas excitation and the Pleiades constellation above the chimney pot 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, rays, active, arc, double, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, Pleiades, streaming, winter, northwards, digital, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, green, yellow, red, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, clouds, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Corona Orion SO0213948JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Rays East Orion Pleiades Stars Constellations Scottish Night Sky visible under a developing Corona which drapes over one of flankers of the Bronze Age Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle near Tarland on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire Scotland 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Aurora, Borealis, Corona, winter, November, Tarland, zenith, Tomnaverie, Recumbent, Stone Circle, flankers, Bronze Age, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry, Dancers, upright, stars, Orion, constellation, photos, photographs, digital, sunspots, solar, cycle, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, red, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, peaceful, quiet, religious, magical, mystical, spiritual, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time
Aurora & Clouds SM4215JHP 
 Clouds Aurora Borealis Frustration Scottish Nights Regular Problem Visibility viewing and here faint rays are visible underneath the passing clouds over an Aberdeenshire northern spring sky 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Aurora Borealis, spring, Arc, Rays, streaming, bright, patches, flaring, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, Cassiopeia, constellation, cosmic, clock, photos, photographs, digital, sunspots, solar, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, radiation, red, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, stars, celestial, clouds, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time
Aurora & Clouds SM4213JHP 
 Spring Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Sky Active Rays Arc Streaming Aberdeenshire with bright flaring or streaming at base of rays breaking upwards from an arc showing through broken cloud and the distinct constellation of Cassiopeia above 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Aurora Borealis, spring, Arc, Rays, streaming, bright, patches, flaring, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, Cassiopeia, constellation, cosmic, clock, photos, photographs, digital, sunspots, solar, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, oxygen, gas, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, radiation, red, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, stars, celestial, clouds, dark, night, sky, nights, night-time
Orion AB972832JHP 
 Constellation Orion Belt Stock Library Night Photo Scottish Autumn Stars taken over Royal Deeside in North East Scotland on the 31 December, 1997 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, upright, photo, photograph, slide, scanned, stars, constellation, orion, belt, magnitude, nebula, orionis, rigel, betelgeuse, bellatrix, double, star, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, space, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Comet Hale Bopp AB971827JHP 
 Comet Hale Bopp Spring Night Sky Royal Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland at 22.40 hrs UT on the 3rd April, 1997 on Royal Deeside looking north westwards about 25 miles west of Aberdeen the evening set over some Arran trees with the constellation of Cassiopeia to its right 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, North East, Northern, westwards Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Comet Hale Bopp, moonlight, comet, landscape, photos, photographs, moon, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, trees
Aurora Arc Plough AB972518JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Active Arc North Sky Royal Deeside Library Photos Night Display increases in activity after the waxing and waning arc has gone active in this example at 00.08hrs UT on 4th September 1997 towards the north from near Torphins west of Aberdeen lying nicely under The Plough 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Ursa Major, The Plough, Big Dipper, constellation, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photograph, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Active Arc AB972536JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Early Autumn Arc Rays Photograph Scottish Night Display in its early stage as the waxing and waning arc starts to become active with faint rays appearing in this example at 00.10 hrs UT on 4th September 1997 towards the north from near Torphins west of Aberdeen lying nicely under The Plough 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Ursa Major, The Plough, Big Dipper, constellation, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, upright, photos, photograph, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, purple, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Active Arc AB972534JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Plough Usra Major Big Dipper Autumn Royal Deeside Scotland active display at an early stage as the waxing and waning arc starts to become active with faint rays appearing in this example at 00.010 hrs UT on 4th September 1997 towards the north from near Torphins west of Aberdeen lying nicely under The Plough 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Ursa Major, The Plough, Big Dipper, constellation, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photograph, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, purple, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Active Arc AB972533JHP 
 Aurora Arc Rays Northern Lights Stock Photo Library Image Scottish Action display at an early stage as the waxing and waning arc starts to become active with faint rays appearing in this example at 00.09 hrs UT on 4th September 1997 towards the north from near Torphins west of Aberdeen lying nicely under The Plough 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Ursa Major, The Plough, Big Dipper, constellation, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photograph, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, purple, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Active Arc AB972532JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Plough Dipper Ursa Major Stars Aberdeenshire Autumn Night active display at an early stage as the waxing and waning arc starts to become active with faint rays appearing in this example at 00.09 hrs UT on 4th September 1997 towards the north from near Torphins west of Aberdeen lying nicely under The Plough 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Ursa Major, The Plough, Big Dipper, constellation, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photograph, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, purple, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Active Arc AB972531JHP 
 Aurora Borealis Plough Arc Rays Northern Lights Sky Royal Deeside Photo display builds after its early start as the waxing and waning arc starts to become active with faint rays appearing in this example at 00.08hrs UT on 4th September 1997 towards the north from near Torphins west of Aberdeen lying nicely under The Plough 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Arc, Rays, Ursa Major, The Plough, Big Dipper, constellation, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photograph, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, celestial, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Corona over Forest AB3814JHP 
 Aurora Corona Colour Explosion Photo Kincardine O'Neil Ord Fundlie Forest on Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen and unusually this occurred around 16.00 hours on 20th November 2003 with Cassiopeia towards the left hand top quarter 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, cassiopeia, constellation, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest
Aurora Corona Zenith AB03636JHP 
 Scottish Fisheye Lens Aurora Borealis Corona Centre Crown Plough Stars gives a sense of the scale of a huge over Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland at 1am UT on the 30th October, 2003 with a very small Ursa Major or Plough in the top left corner of the ultra wide photograph 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, Rays, Northern Lights, Pleiades, Plough, Ursa Major, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, fisheye, Plough, Ursa Major, constellation, Big Dipper, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, tree, chimney-pot
Aurora Corona Rays AB03512JHP 
 West Aurora Borealis Double Arc Rays Red Green Oxygen Royal Deeside Autumn on the 29 October, 2003 with large rays stretching upwards towards early developing corona zenith over Deeside near Torphins west of Aberdeen at 21.14hrs UT with part of Ursa Major constellation in lower right of photograph 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, Rays, Ursa Major, Big Dipper, Plough, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, slide, scanned, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time
Aurora Corona Ray Plough AB0034JHP 
 Isolated Aurora Borealis Corona Ray Wing Spring Photo Plough Ursa Major Stars taken at 21.20 hours on the 6th April, 2000 over Deeside some 25 miles west of Aberdeen as the display starts to develop and sweeps below Ursa Major, the constellation often known as the Plough or Big Dipper 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, Deeside, Aurora Borealis, Corona, zenith, Arc, Rays, Northern Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, Ursa Major, Plough, Big Dipper, oxygen, gas, Van Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time

Egypt > Egyptian Museum Cairo (1 file)

Royalty Free photos of exhibits from the Cairo Egyptian Museum taken before current bans with slide film in available light not to studio quality
Water Clock EG11830JHP 
 Egypt Cairo Museum Exhibit Amenhotep Water Clock astronomical design with main constellations inscribed in the prime antiquities collection in Cairo taken during visits between 1994 and 1996 when photography was allowed albeit without flash and tripod. None is of studio quality, being handheld with existing, usually extremely poor light and using slide film, pushed Fuji 400asa to get a suitable aperture and shutter speed. Most of the photos are from the Tutankahum exhibits while the rest are items that interested me as I explored this wonderful and extensive collection, requiring many more hours if not days and is only hinted at during the usual one or two hour visit made on a package tour. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Museum, Karnak, water, clock, Amenhotep, constellations, jupiter, orion, saturn, venus, collection, upright, ancient, antiquity, antiquities, exhibit

Scotland > Clouds, Sunsets, Dawns and Weather (2 files)

The gallery has images of weather related subjects from clouds to dawns and sunrises, NLC or noctilucent clouds nights, moon to sun rings, rainbows, double rainbows, meteors, shooting stars, Perseids. The range of clouds includes cirrus, storm clouds, white puffy fair weather clouds, monster cloud formations, haar, sun beams, lenticular, mama, a wide range of different meteorological structures and types.
Perseid Meteor Deeside fgh2781jhp 
 Perseid passing meteor shooting star Scotland Pleiades eastwards Scottish Deeside Aberdeenshire about 25 miles West of Aberdeen on the 13th August, looking in the direction of Torphins with the meteor heading for the Constellation of the Pleiades. Taken at 01.37.33UT [02.37amBST] and looking as if it is dissecting a passing satellite. Taken with Nikon D700 at 1250ISO for 38 secs using 24mm Nikkor f2.8 Manual lens at f2.8. This annual display is caused as the Earth passes through the remnants of a debris field left by the passing of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Torphins, east, landscape, Perseid, meteor, shooting, star, Comet, Swift-Tuttle, stars, Pleiades, constellation, night, sky, dark, summer, August, annual, astronomy, astronomical, DSLR, manual, time, exposure
Comet Pan-STARRS asd4984jhp 
 Comet Pan-STARRS Pinwheel Galaxy M31 meteor Scotland Cassiopeia stars taken over Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire about 25 miles West of Aberdeen on the 1st April, 2013 on the first evening with a completely clear sky for nearly two weeks. Taken at 20.42UTC [21.42BST] and looking West of North with Cassiopeia at top right corner and above the Comet is the smudge of the pinwheel galaxy M31. Taken with Nikon D700 at 1600ISO for 8 secs using 50mm Nikkor f1.8 Manual lens at f2. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, west, north, upright, Comet, Pan-STARRS, pinwheel, galaxy, M31, meteor, shooting, star, stars, Cassiopeia, constellation, night, sky, twilight, spring, astronomy, astronomical, DSLR, manual, time, exposure

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