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Message 1188228 - Posted: 25 Jan 2012, 8:17:10 UTC

Sky was quite a pretty orange colour last night - light pollution reflecting off low clouds :-(
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Message 1188254 - Posted: 25 Jan 2012, 11:30:45 UTC
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Wow, lots out there now




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Message 1188272 - Posted: 25 Jan 2012, 12:39:09 UTC - in response to Message 1188254.

I got lucky and got some up.
http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Ian-Russell-strm6_1327494941.jpg
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Message 1188285 - Posted: 25 Jan 2012, 14:21:54 UTC

Well we might have warmer weather, but I would trade a cold evening or two for a sight like that. Great Pictures Celt Tooth.

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Message 1188366 - Posted: 25 Jan 2012, 21:24:04 UTC

Very nice pics, looks like it was a great show.
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Message 1192025 - Posted: 6 Feb 2012, 19:23:54 UTC
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If it is dark in the north of the UK right now, you are in for a real good show.

I can only hope for a display here tonight.
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Message 1193279 - Posted: 10 Feb 2012, 15:14:21 UTC


I'm not sure if this has been around yet...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16974948
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Message 1194300 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 12:47:24 UTC

I couldn’t get any Aurora last night but I did get the Moon, Spica, and Saturn all in the same frame. You can see it here:
http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Ian-Russell-Moon-Sp-Sat_1329050494.jpg

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Message 1194350 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 15:14:10 UTC

We had a cloudy night, but I did get to see the three from time to time. Looked like a dragon's eye peaking at me then disappearing till later. Great image Celt.

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Message 1194354 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 15:20:46 UTC

Yes, a great pic Celt, any news on the camera to telescope adapter?
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Message 1194736 - Posted: 13 Feb 2012, 9:35:57 UTC
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I woke up from a fever at 02:00 not expecting to see any aurora, but lucky for me they were up there. So much for the predictions that Space.com puts out for aurora.
I am having trouble finding a place in Edmonton that can even order what I want. I’ll keep looking for another week, and then if I don’t find any thing I’ll try some other plan.
http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Ian-Russell-aura1_1329125336.jpg
Edit: Wow, things have just picked up big time.
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Message 1195414 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 5:08:32 UTC
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http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Ian-Russell-a1_1329281813.jpg

I just had to get up to take these images when Marie told me about the sky.
Good night in England for Aurora before the sun comes up.

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Message 1195457 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 7:30:41 UTC - in response to Message 1195414.
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I got up again after midnight and the show was still going on.
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Message 1195467 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 8:01:55 UTC - in response to Message 1195457.
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Hey ya got one! And it's close overhead, neat pic Celt, better than My camera could do at night.
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Message 1201555 - Posted: 2 Mar 2012, 1:19:48 UTC

These guys are out of service.

You can go here:
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Message 1201722 - Posted: 2 Mar 2012, 15:09:23 UTC

Here's one You don't see everyday, a RED Aurora...

There are a few more pics at the link below and a story...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/solar-flare-big-enough-to-disrupt_n_1313136.html#s382453
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Message 1203545 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 1:47:16 UTC - in response to Message 1201722.

Very cool.
We are in for
it again tonight.
A full blown
solar storm, and
no clouds here!
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Message 1203550 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 1:56:51 UTC
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Nasa posted a nice video of the solar flare. Expect some spectacular lights.

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Message 1203583 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 4:15:18 UTC - in response to Message 1203550.
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That flare was so bright it was messing with
the camera. You can see that after the flare
it looks like a tidal wave running from upper
left to lower right of the sun.
This one is big!

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Message 1203587 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 4:51:37 UTC

Here are two rough pix
from to night.

Moon and Mars.

Moon behind trees.
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