Astro photography


Aurora, November 5, 2001. This was a memorable night. One of the best aurora displays in many years happened on this night. Great billowing curtains of aurora colour covered most of the sky. The camera was pointed east for this image. Usually aurora light is subtle, and best seen on moonless nights, but on this night even though a nearly full Moon shone brightly, the aurora was unforgetable. The planet Jupiter is the dot below the moon, and Saturn is the brighter of the two dots in the upper right. This image was published in Sky & Telescope magazine, February, 2002.

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Steve Irvine
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Wiarton, Ontario
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