An unexpected auroral display occurred at the Nebraska Star Party the night of 7/21, really its Wednesday morning the 22nd. After looking at the arc of clouds in the north for 30 minutes I realized they were not clouds! While your eyes could not see the color the first photo I took confirmed my suspicion that this was an aurora. An hour later the glow had diminished but occasionally you were seeing more structure in display.
|Location||Nebraska Star Party, Merriott Reservoir, by Valentine, NE|
|Lens||Tokina 12 @ f4|
|Exposure||30 seconds at ISO 1600|
|Notes||Excellent transparancy, temperature around 62°F, good seeing.|
Initial RAW conversion in Lightroom 2.0, additional processing in Photoshop CS2.