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My first ever shots of the Aurora from the Isle of Skye last night.

We had a clear hour with these between 10 and 11pm . Also a shot of the milky way Cygnus area which was stunning.

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There were some low cloud banks and whispy clouds but it was easy to see naked eye.

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Over Dunvegan bay quite a few clouds present but the Aurora was so bright it was like someone shining a light into the sky

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 Over our digs for the week with the Pleiades just rising

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Cygnus over the bungalow. The milky way was stunning when the clouds cleared.

Cheers all 

Damian

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Wow! Beautiful images. So envious of you as I have yet to see the Aurora for myself. Hope the skies continue to be clear for you.

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Just now, Beulah said:

How much of the aurorae could you see with the unaided eye?

It was unbelievably bright with a hint of colour in the pillars. The camera picked more of the colour up but a fantastic sight. 

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Two years on the trot...it's rubbish up here..

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1 minute ago, mapstar said:

It was unbelievably bright with a hint of colour in the pillars. The camera picked more of the colour up but a fantastic sight. 

Well, I'm not jealous at all...  :D

 

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Fab shots Damian, well worth the trip then! :) 

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Another couple of shots straight from the camera.

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The lights on the Isle of Harris in the far distance.

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Estwing doing a widefield shot of Cygnus with the Aurora in the distance.

 

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I was gonna say, you're looking the wrong way Calv!

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A few more widefield milkyway shots, non processed straight off the camera.

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Summer triangle just falling away behind the bungalow. Single frame.

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Cassiopeia shot again single frame. Skies were stunning, unfortunately I'd not got the scope set up so couldn't take advantage of the clear spell.

Wednesday night is looking good up here so hopefully we will get a few more clear hours.

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On 08/10/2018 at 09:32, mapstar said:

My first ever shots of the Aurora from the Isle of Skye last night.

We had a clear hour with these between 10 and 11pm . Also a shot of the milky way Cygnus area which was stunning.

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Notwithstanding the nice aurora action, this strikes me as a very pretty shot of the Plough. I've never really noticed Dubhe's colour before!

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19 minutes ago, Paul M said:

Notwithstanding the nice aurora action, this strikes me as a very pretty shot of the Plough. I've never really noticed Dubhe's colour before!

Thanks photography isnt one of my strong points. Early days and lots to learn.

Dubhe has a strong colour to it from dark skies I've noticed it a few times when going for M81 and 82. 

 

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