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The Aurora Borealis is back


So tonight we had another amber alert from AuroraWatch UK but when we were out shopping it was piddling down so we weren't optimistic. But then at about 9pm the sky cleared, just in time for the aurora sweet spot (9pm to midnight).

So off we went again with my Sony NEX-6 with Beth's Samyang 12mm f/2 lens mounted on it, the carbon fibre tripod and IR remote shutter release and we again headed out to the nearest point with a clear view over the Moray Firth.

Even as we walked down there we could see it was going to be better than last time as we could, just, see the green glow with the naked eye. And in the camera you can see there's a lot of green, with some vertical bands, and purple above.

So a proper aurora this time and more to come over the next few nights apparently.

The only problem we had was the wind, which started to blow the tripod over, so I lowered it as much as I could and Beth stood on the upwind foot to hold it down. Next time I'll take a weight in a bag to hang on the hook conveniently provided on the tripod for this very purpose.

Tags: Nairn, photos Written 28/09/16
File Name:20160928_214510_07072_shop.jpg
File Size:2117KB
Date/Time Taken:2016-09-28 21:45:10
Exposure Time:30s
F Number:f/2.8
Focal Length:12mm
Focal Length In 35mm Film:18mm
Lens Model:Samyang 12mm f/2
Location:3° 50' 35" W,   57° 35' 27" N

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