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Offline Roger Banks

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Possible auroral capture?
« on: 10:19:03, 09 November, 2017 »
Have a look at last night's all-sky camera run:

http://www.nythbran.net/allsky/allsky-20171108.mp4

North is on the left of the image above the lights on the horizon.

Look about 22:40-22:50 and there is a distinct bluey glow to the sky.

Auroral capture possibly? Doesn't look like any light pollution and it is a long way away...

What does anyone think?

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Re: Possible auroral capture?
« Reply #1 on: 10:34:36, 09 November, 2017 »
Yeap, without a doubt Roger !!

I had mine running last night doing some field trials so will have a look too but not optomistic.

Can I ask what capture software you're using and what the settings are ?  I've got the same type of camera as you in mine (Altair '224C) but the resolution seems a lot better in yours (capturing with Sharpcam, using 5 sec frames saving as .avi).  Also, which lens do you have too ?

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Re: Possible auroral capture?
« Reply #2 on: 10:36:11, 09 November, 2017 »
Can't say but was nice show here in Finland tuesday night. See www.spaceweather.com for example.
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Re: Possible auroral capture?
« Reply #3 on: 10:40:43, 09 November, 2017 »
Yeap, without a doubt Roger !!

I had mine running last night doing some field trials so will have a look too but not optomistic.

Can I ask what capture software you're using and what the settings are ?  I've got the same type of camera as you in mine (Altair '224C) but the resolution seems a lot better in yours (capturing with Sharpcam, using 5 sec frames saving as .avi).  Also, which lens do you have too ?

S.


Excellent - the only other time I have caught an aurora I spent half an hour imaging it with mt 5D onyl to find I hadnt put a memory card in...so frustrating!

Cam is based on this:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-All-Sky-Camera/

Thomas has been really helpful in setting up the software with me. Runs on an RPi3 inside the box. I am using 40 second exposures with gain at 150 at the moment and a 180 deg 1/2" lens from Bern.

 

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