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  1. Sunday 30th June. NLCs started appearing as the skies cleared around 1.45am. Grabbed gear and headed off around 2.15am to the same location as last two sessions. Another 90 shots taken! Nikon D3 and Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, tripod mounted, cable release and mirror lock function. Lightly processed in Adobe Lightroom and (where required), stitched shots together in Photoshop CC2017 Taken from north Lichfield (Staffordshire). Clicking the pictures should open the hi-res images. Panoramic 1 - 7 shots. ISO 200, 2.5 sec, f/2.8, 70mm, 2.56am. Note over in the far right the Pleiades. Panoramic 2 (Detail) - 4 shots. ISO 200, 2.5 sec, f/2.8, 200mm, 3.01am 'The Saucepan and NLCs' - Single shot - (Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED). ISO 200, 2 sec, f/2.8, 24mm, 3.22am Started to pack away just as 'Mr Blackbird' started to sing - the dawn chorus broke.... then noticed a beautiful sight over in the East, switched back to the Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II and added the TC-14EII 1.4x A 7% Crescent Moon. Single shot - ISO 200, 0.8 sec, f/4, 280mm, 3.28am Damian
  2. Very quick process before heading to work. Saw the start of the clouds last night and headed off with the gear to get a shot. Much smaller and dimmer than the last show the previous week. Nikon D3 and Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, tripod mounted, cable release and mirror lock function. Lightly processed in Adobe Lightroom. Taken from north Lichfield (Staffordshire). Single shot. ISO 200, 2.5 sec, f/2.8, 75mm, 11.33pm Damian
  3. Worked from home Friday afternoon and decided at the last minute to bring my Manfrotto tripod back home with me and then recharge the camera battery - just had a feeling.... good job as well, as my first noctilucent cloud observation of the 2019 season happened later on(!) - plus on the Solstice, can’t get better than that. Got 250 shots to play with today (whilst the wife was away on a girls Spa day), of which these are the best... Trusty old Nikon D3 (full frame), Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, tripod mounted, cable release and mirror lock function. Lightly processed in Adobe Lightroom and stitched together in Photoshop CC2017 Taken from north Lichfield (Staffordshire). Single shot. ISO 200, 0.8 sec, f/4.5, 24mm, 10.47pm (looking towards Fradley business parks). Panoramic 1 - 6 shots. ISO 200, 0.8 sec, f/4.5, 70mm, 10.49 pm Panoramic 2 - 8 shots. ISO 200, 1.3 sec, f/4.5, 42mm, 10.57 pm Panoramic 3 - 8 shots. ISO 200, 1.3 sec, f/4.5, 60mm, 11.01 pm Panoramic 4 (close up) - 4 shots. ISO 200, 1.3 sec, f/4.5, 70mm, 11.02 pm Panoramic 5 - 9 shots. ISO 200, 1.3 sec, f/4.5, 70mm, 11.02 pm Panoramic 6 - 7 shots. ISO 200, 1.3 sec, f/4.5, 70mm, 11.17 pm Packed up and headed home. Saw from my north facing home-office window an interesting feature or two, so swapped to the NIKKOR AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, to try and get some extra details and get around the streetlights! Single shot - Detail 1. ISO 200, 2 sec, f/4.5, 200mm, 11.48pm Animation 1 - 40 shots stitched in iMovie. ISO 200, 2 sec, f/4.5, 200mm, 11.48pm - 12.01am __NLC Close Up_1 23.48-12.00_40 shots.mp4 Single shot - Detail 2. ISO 200, 2 sec, f/4.5, 200mm, 12.01am Animation 2 - 30 shots stitched in iMovie. ISO 200, 2 sec, f/4.5, 200mm, 12.01am - 12.04am __NLC Close Up_2 12.00-12.04_30 shots.mp4 Single shot - Detail 3. ISO 200, 4 sec, f/4.5, 200mm, 12.04am Animation 3 - 46 shots stitched in iMovie. ISO 200, 4 sec, f/4.5, 200mm, 12.04am - 12.17am __NLC Close Up_3 12.04-12.17_46 shots.mp4 Hope you like... the animations remind me of the storms on Jupiter! Happy NCL hunting anyway... Damian
  4. Great view of noctilucent clouds this morning from the beach at Selsey, West Sussex. A very extensive display which elevated in altitude quite considerably over time. Last structures disappeared from view around 04:16 BST. Pete
  5. My first sighting of NLC's season 2013... this display in bright full moonlight looking north towards Kelso racecourse around midnight. Pentax K5 Pentax 35mm f2.8 macro DA lens Exp 6 secs each pane iso 200 Noctilucent Clouds - Kelso by mikeyscope, on Flickr
  6. If anyone is interested there is a bright and extensive NLC display in progress NOW reaching up to Capella in altitude, best display for some time! Mike
  7. Better luck this morning with NLC very low on NNE horizon over London recorded from bedroom window ;-) How do you estimate the NLC range from its altitude above the horizon knowing the angular width of the photo? Nytecam
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