A Rainbow Of Southern Fire

Submitted by: John Burt at Thu May 8 11:37:01 2003 UTC



This Auroral Arc appeared in the sky as darkness fell. This photo is a composite of 5 photos and spans approximately 120 degrees, centered due south. The island on the ocean is Stewart Island, whose Maori name is Rakiura which I am told translates to "Burning Skies" in english.

(c) John Burt e-mail: johnburt@xtra.co.nz


 

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Road to the Aurora

Submitted by: John Burt at Wed Aug 20 09:36:01 2003 UTC



I was trying to catch the reflection of the aurora in the river, when I thought the headlights of a passing car on the bridge ruined my photo. Instead I think it made a neat effect. Fuji NPZ 800 asa, 28mm lens at f2.5 for 20 secs.

johnburt@xtra.co.nz

Looking To Invercargill 18/8/03

Submitted by: John Burt at Wed Aug 20 09:36:01 2003 UTC



This was a lot more impressive visually. The biggest problem was avoiding the cloud. Fuji NPZ 800 asa, 28mm lens at f 2.5 for 15 - 20 secs.

(c) John Burt 2003

email: johnburt@xtra.co.nz



Watertower and Aurora 18/6/03

Submitted by: John Burt at Thu Jun 19 12:35:02 2003 UTC

This photo was taken almost at the centre of town (Invercargill, New Zealand 46 degrees South). The Watertower is not directly illuminated - all the light is provided by the local light pollution. Howerver the aurora was still bright enough to be seen t hrough it all. 24mm lens at f2.5 on Kodak supra 400 for approx 10 seconds.

(c) John Burt 2003

email: johnburt@xtra.co.nz johnburt@xtra.co.nz>

Burning Skies At Lands End

Submitted by: John Burt at Thu May 8 11:37:01 2003 UTC



The moon was full, yet its light could not dampen the fire in the sky. Photo taken at Stirling Point, Bluff, New Zealand. 28mm lens at f2.5, for 30 secs on Kodak Supra 400.

(c) John Burt email: johnburt@xtra.co.nz

April Rays

Submitted by: John Burt at Thu May 8 11:25:02 2003 UTC



From the 8th of April this year. Fuji NPZ 800 asa, 28mm lens at f 2.5 for 15 - 20 secs. I missed the best part of this diplay, but still got the camera set-up before the fire in the sky had completely died.

(c) John Burt 2003

email: johnburt@xtra.co.nz

Flax Bush in the Glow of the Sky

Submitted by: John Burt at Tue Jan 14 09:46:01 2003 UTC



This lovely auroral arc silhouetted a flax bush. 27 November 2002.

(c) John Burt

e-mail: johnburt@xtra.co.nz

Rays Of Venus

Submitted by: John Burt at Thu Jan 16 06:02:01 2003 UTC

This photo was taken on 4 October 2002 at approx 10pm NZ standard time (UT + 12 hours). The bright star low in the west is Venus. I was out observing with my telescope when a ray appeared in the south. I got out my camera, and then a green picket fence aurora formed almost due west, with rays doing a small side-to-side dance. The display lasted for about 15 minutes, then all went quiet again. Exposure was 20secs on Fuji 800 NPZ film, with a Tamron 28mm lens at f 2.5.

e-mail: johnburt@xtra.co.nz


Face In The Sky

Submitted by: John Burt at Tue Jan 14 09:37:01 2003 UTC



This was the aurora in the early morning of 2 October 2002. When I looked up at the corona it almost seemed as if there was face in sky, staring back at me.

(c) John Burt email: johnburt@xtra.co.nz


Aurora 21 Nov 02

Submitted by: John Burt at Sun Nov 24 12:04:01 2002 UTC



>From Bluff, South Island, NZ. Fuji NPZ 800, 28mm f 2.8 25 secs. There was a full moon at the time but fortunately it didn't interfere too much. C John Burt 2002 email: johnburt@xtra.co.nz with any questions of comments.




A Sure Direction

Submitted by: John Burt at Sun Nov 24 12:01:01 2002 UTC



With the Southern Cross, and a signpost like that you can't get lost! Aurora 21 Nov 02, 28mm f 2.8 Kodak Supra 400 20-25 secs C John Burt 2002 E-mail johnburt@xtra.co.nz with comments or queries



Corona 2/10/02

Submitted by: John Burt at Sat Oct 5 08:53:01 2002 UTC

This was taken at 13.00 UT 2 OCT 02, from just outside Otautau, Southland, New Zealand. I'm told that for those not familiar with the aurora it helps to try and frame a terrestrial object in the shot. Lacking a radio mast or nice tree nearby I had to settle for a telephone pole.

28mm lens at f 2.8, 25-30secs on Fuji NPZ 800

Comments welcome to johnburt@xtra.co.nz

C John Burt 2002

Aurora 2/10/02

Submitted by: John Burt at Sat Oct 5 08:52:01 2002 UTC

This is how the aurora looked from the south end of New Zealand on one of the few occasions when the sky cleared. 28mm lens at f2.8. Exposure on Fuji NPZ 800, for approx 25 seconds. Comments welcome to johnburt@xtra.co.nz

C John Burt 2002

Southern Cross & Southern Lights

Submitted by: John Burt at Sat Oct 5 08:51:01 2002 UTC

The southern cross and the two pointers (alpha and beta centari) are nearly lost in the glow of the southern lights. 28mm f2.8 for 20-30secs on fuji npz 800. Comments welcome to johnburt@xtra.co.nz

CJohn Burt 2002


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