Contains:  Northern lights
Northern Lights, 


            Christopher Illidge

Northern Lights

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

Imaging cameras: Olympus OMD - EM5

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventuer

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2017  ·  Adobe Lightroom 2017 CC

Dates:Aug. 5, 2019

Frames: 1x35" ISO1600

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Temperature: 10.00

Resolution: 3832x2874

Locations: North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve, North Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Traveller


Just before the sun started the rise, the fast solar wind from the Coronal whole in the Sun arrived and gave a G1 magnetic storm. This was strong enough for me to see some faint Auroras in the North at the Dark site.

At 45 degrees Latitude, Northern lights are not very common, and since the Sun has been very inactive lately, this was an amazing surprise.



Northern Lights, 


            Christopher Illidge