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NLC Display 22/23 June - morning session

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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

 

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Lovely image!  I thought I could see a trace of them behind the cloud that was already building at 03:30 BST.  Wish I had made an earlier start now. ?

Angie

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Love the idea of adding the cardinal points and altitude markers, Pete. Combines the scientific and quantifiable with the beautiful and mesmerising!!

How did you calibrate the altitude markers? Was it using some of the stars in the image?

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A great picture, thanks for sharing! It clearly shows that characteristic, delicate structure of these clouds. I too like the additional markers, they give a nice idea of perspective.

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