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I'm ecstatic that I finally got a chance to see the aurora - I usually miss them whenever they make an appearance!  It gave me a chance to try out my new lens (Samyang 14mm f2.8) with my Canon 70d, and I can tell it's going to be a firm favourite!  Having never imaged the aurora before (and generally being pretty useless with processing software) I wasn't entirely sure how best to process them, but I think they turned out ok in the end!
 

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Well done. Stunning picture. I believe they may be on show again tonight, so going to look out for them myself where I live if the clouds allow. :) 

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Good photo result.

I have never seen the aurora red light. Here it is usually only green.

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Nice photo.  The light show last night was pretty spectacular even down here in Stoke-on-Trent.  But I didn't go out with the camera or the telescope. I'd been celebrating Mother's Day in the pub earlier.   But it's predicted to be similar tonight, so you may get another chance to take more images.   I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I'll be able to get out with the camera

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That's lovely Nadine - I was watching from Perthshire too (Crieff) and it was a great display..

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" but I think they turned out ok in the end! "     I think so,  good stuff.

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That's a great pic.  My aurora watch app was showing amber throughout the evening but nothing to see despite clear skies.

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11 minutes ago, Dave Lloyd said:

That's a great pic.  My aurora watch app was showing amber throughout the evening but nothing to see despite clear skies.

And yet my friends on  holiday in Anglesey  got some great photos of the aurora on the beach at Benllech, and other friends who live around Portmadoc were treated to some great views. 

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32 minutes ago, Staffs Oatcake said:

And yet my friends on  holiday in Anglesey  got some great photos of the aurora on the beach at Benllech, and other friends who live around Portmadoc were treated to some great views. 

Ahh, that's a good 80 miles from me I'm afraid.

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Thank you everyone!  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they make another appearance tonight!  I have a lot more photos, but can't see to upload them!

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Some truly great images.   Mind with the cold frosty night I managed to get my scope out and had some fantastic views of Jupiter, M 45 and some spectacular high level cloud.  But sadly no aurora last night.  

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On 7 March 2016 at 12:30, Dave Lloyd said:

Ahh, that's a good 80 miles from me I'm afraid.

Wonder what went on between you, and them in Wales and me and friends in the Staffordshire moorlands and  Uttoxeter.   But gaming said that I've been to Shetland to visit friends where we had no aurora and yet 3 miles down the road they had a truly great showing.  

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I think Benllech faces north east over the Irish Sea. My north eastern aspect is Liverpool 20 miles away.

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1 hour ago, Dave Lloyd said:

I think Benllech faces north east over the Irish Sea. My north eastern aspect is Liverpool 20 miles away.

Mmm.  That might be why.  But for me it was more north north west than north east. 

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More lovely images but afraid to say that whilst you were engaged in the Aurora your horse has bolted.

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Nice Images and well done.

This is another reason we should keep light pollution at bay! Post it everywhere 

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Stunning pictures. I agree with Damian. It would be a pity to lose such sights from our skies.

Derek

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