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    It was widely forecast to be a good night for Northern Lights last night so I thought I would try out a new location that, on the map, seemed to have a good view to the north. After a 15 minute uphill walk in the pitch black I found the radio mast and spotted a 'glow' low in the sky.

    1. This was my best Aurora shot before the mist starting rolling in:


    2. With the mist lower down I thought I would try a Milky Way shot:


    3. And finally a star trail shot of about 20 minutes:


    By this time the temperature had dropped dramatically and I was surrounded by mist and the kit was covered in condensation; so I packed up and headed home to the warmth and a nice hot cuppa.
    Thanks for looking
    Iain

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    Great series more details on No. 2 please.
    Ed

    Live life in the slow lane.

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by Wee man View Post
      Great series more details on No. 2 please.
      All shot with E-M5 Mark II and 12-40mm Pro lens.
      Number 1 was shot at 12mm, f2.8, ISO 1600 for 25 seconds
      Number 2 was shot at 12mm, f2.8, ISO 1600 for 25 seconds
      Number 3 was shot at 12mm, f2.8, ISO 1600 for 60 seconds x 20 using Live Composite mode
      Iain

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      • #4
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        Hi Iain, it was certainly worth the effort that you put into these shots, #no1 stands out for me

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        • #5
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          Excellent set Iain
          Well done indeed s

          Mike
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          • #6
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            Thanks I want to give this a try and wanted a rough guide of times etc.
            Ed

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            • #7
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              Super set, #1 for me, although i would crop the field out!
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              • #8
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                Very nice set.

                Did you have Noise Reduction Auto enabled ?
                Dave

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by wornish View Post
                  Very nice set.

                  Did you have Noise Reduction Auto enabled ?
                  Yes, each shot was followed by a dark frame of equal length apart from the composite shot which was only a minute and not twenty - thank goodness.
                  Iain

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                  • #10
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                    Very nice Iain, especially the first one. Can I ask what white balance setting you used?
                    We had thick murk here, so no chance of glimpsing the aurora (However my son was up a hill somewhere around Glenshee and said it was spectacular. Grrrr!)
                    David

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                    • #11
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                      Great shots Iain and something a bit different too, always nice to see.

                      Paul

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Graptolite View Post
                        Very nice Iain, especially the first one. Can I ask what white balance setting you used?
                        We had thick murk here, so no chance of glimpsing the aurora (However my son was up a hill somewhere around Glenshee and said it was spectacular. Grrrr!)
                        I shot in auto white balance, but then adjusted the RAW in Lightroom by clicking through the presets and settling on Tungsten

                        Not very scientific and quite risky when you are colour blind like me!

                        I never realised aurora were pink?
                        Iain

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by IainMacD View Post

                          I never realised aurora were pink?
                          It was a special one for Breast Cancer Awareness Month....
                          https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/...ess-month-2015
                          David

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                          • #14
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                            Very nice Iain.

                            I don't think we're likely to see the Northern Lights down here in Suffolk, more's the pity.

                            Dave

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                            • #15
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                              An excellent nights work, it was certainly worth getting cold and damp.
                              John

                              "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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