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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
Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9547jhp 
 Aurora Borealis Scotland East summer Torphins moon purple nitrogen ray 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 00.24.41hrsUT for 17secs showing single nitrogen ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc loking eastwards over the lights of Torphins with a full moon to the right of the frame. 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 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Aurora over Scotland
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Scottish Summer Aurora aucf9547jhp
Upload Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003
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Aurora Borealis Scotland East summer Torphins moon purple nitrogen ray

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 00.24.41hrsUT for 17secs showing single nitrogen ray activity with the yellow green oxygen gas in a breaking arc loking eastwards over the lights of Torphins with a full moon to the right of the frame. 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
 


 

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