Click on image for large version
Subject
Aurora
Date
31st October 2003
Telescope or Lens
50mm f1.8 lens
Mount
Camera tripod
Camera
Olympus OM1N
Filters
Total Exposures L 15 and 30 seconds. R   G   B  
Sub exposure
Binning
Field of view and resolution
Elite chrome 200 asa
Comments  
Following the recent solar flare activity, we were treated to an Aurora display on the 30 October 2003. The lights were visible from around 20:00 and would have easily been mistaken for light polution. Unfortunately I was unable to photograph these very bright early lights due to a DIY project, however, I did catch these shots of a weaker display from my back garden in the early hours of the 31 October. I was fortunate as they faded just after 01:20. This was the first time that I have seen the lights from the UK, particularly special given that I am located about 40 miles from the south coast.