Forgive me, but I noticed the aurora late ... I went down to the local beach and I had the chance to take a series of images just before the clouds moved in and it became overcast. The display was the brightest I have seen for years. This time colours were visible easily.

2014-02-27 22:29UT 35mm 1:1,8 10sec ISO1000 : Clourful display in green and red

2014-02-27 22:35UT 35mm 1:1,8 15sec ISO1000 : Five minutes later clouds have moved and the view has changed.


Optics           : StellarVue Nighthawk Achromat Refractor d=80mm f=480mm (f=1/6)
                 : Intes MK-67 Maksutov Type Reflector d=150mm f=1800mm (f=1/12)
Camera           : NIKON D7000 DSLR unmodified
                 : The Imaging Source DMK21AU4.AS monochrome USB highspeed camera
                 : Philips ToUcam 740 Color WebCam
Filter           : IR/UV Cut, Astronomik H-Alpha, Astronomik LRGB
add. optics      : ED 2x Barlow lens
                 : 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and 200mm NIKON lenses available
Mount            : VIXEN GP with MT1 / Littlefoot Controller
Guiding          : PHD
Aquisition       : Robust Sony VAYO Pentium4 Notebook (Windows XP) or DELL D820 DualCore (Windows 7)
Image Processing : ImagesPlus, NeatImage 7, PaintShopPro XI, PhotoShop LE 9, Registax 6, AviStack 2.0