Contains:  Northern lights

Image of the day 10/01/2023

    Aurora timelapse over Icelandic Bortle 1 skies

    Image of the day 10/01/2023

      Aurora timelapse over Icelandic Bortle 1 skies


      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G
      Imaging Cameras
      Sony A7
      Adobe Photoshop

      Acquisition details

      Resolution: 1500x2000

      File size: 19.8 MB

      Locations: Icelandic highlands, Hveravellir, Húnabyggð, Iceland

      Data source: Traveller


      On Sept. 26, 2022, a solar coronal mass ejection unexpectedly produced spectacular aurorae over Iceland.  This was not predicted to occur (the CME was supposed to miss Earth... but didn't).  While camping in the central highlands at Hveravellir, expecting an uneventful night, my wife and I were pleased when the sky exploded with color for hours, extending from horizon to horizon in all directions.  This 10-second timelapse covers approximately 6.4 minutes, and was taken just after 11:00 p.m. local time.  This was my first attempt at a timelapse of aurorae.  The location was relatively flat and featureless but the sky more than made up for it!  This does no justice to the actual event but is still interesting to view.  Hopefully you'll enjoy it, too.

      Sony A7iii, Sony FE 20 mm f/1.8 G lens
      120 frames x 3.2 sec. at f/1.8, ISO 1600
      Minimally processed and stitched together into a video using Adobe Photoshop

      Thankfully Astrobin has added video capability, allowing me to share this with everyone!



      Aurora timelapse over Icelandic Bortle 1 skies,