Photography with Camera on Tripod
 
Lunar Halo
Lunar Halo
Moon at Perigee
Moon at Perigee
Lunar Halo in Winter
Lunar Halo - Early Morning in Late Summer
Full Moon at Perigee: March 20th 2011 (full colour)
Full Moon at Perigee: March 20th 2011 (no colour)
Orion Rising Orion, Hyades, Pleiades Crescent Moon w Venus Crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter
Orion Rising in the East near Dawn Sept 11 2010 Orion, The Hyades and The Pleiades Rise Before Dawn Sept 11 2010 Crescent Moon w Venus Crescent Moon w Venus (top) and Jupiter (left)
Star Trail thumb 5 hr Star Trail w Aurora Star Trail thumb
June 22 2003: Supra 400 and 24mm f2.8 Nikkor at f8.0 for 4 hours - meteors or fireflies? You be the judge! Note the faint background aurora. Sept 13, 2004: Supra 400 and 24mm f2.8 Nikkor at f/8 for 5 hours - some aurora too July 2005, my Supra is running low and getting old. This was a shorter exposure and only a hint of aurora.



I have been fortunate to see some really amazing aurora in the last cycle. My three favourites from Sept 7, 2002 are here:
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The two pics below are from the Oct 30, 2003 display(s). Given the warnings, lots of astrophotographers got great pics - here are my best. These were taken with a 24mm f2.8 Nikkor at f2.8 and all for 30 seconds on Supra 400 print film. This was a quick pic of Pillars of Light that appeared in the West March 12 2005. No moon but clouds over the nearby village caused some light pollution.
Oct30 2003 aurora Oct 30 2003 aurora March 2005 Light Pillars

Here are some more pics from the Oct 30, 2003 display(s). The ones in this row were taken with a 16mm f2.8 Zenitar fisheye at f2.8 and all for 40 seconds on Supra 400 print film.
Below is the planetary alignment on Canada Day 2007: Venus and Saturn
Oct 30 2003 aurora Aug 2003 aurora Venus & Saturn

  Superb Auroral Display Nov 7th and 8th 2004!

This first set were all from 4am to 5am on Nov 8th 2004. I got up to see if the skies had cleared and they had! The aurora had also intensified. 
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The three pics below were from the the previous evening (Nov 7th, 2004). I was mostly clouded out but did manage to capture some of  the display.
Nov 7 2004 aurora Nov 7 2004 aurora Nov 7 2004 aurora


This shot below and the two on the right were taken Sept 10th 2005 during a surprisingly strong aurora display.
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