January 9 2004 3

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Jan 11 00:14:02 2004 UTC

It was still early in the morning when this Halo appeared. It seamed to be quite a good day for picture taking and there was more to come in the afternoon. Minolta DiMage F 100 manual exposure. (C) Russ Hansen 2004 shansen@iserve.net

January 9 2004 2

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Jan 11 00:14:02 2004 UTC

Picture taken shortly after the first one. Minolta DiMage F100 manual exposure (C)Russ Hansen 2004 shansen@iserve.net

January 9 2004 Pictures 1

Submitted by: shansen at Sat Jan 10 23:43:01 2004 UTC

These pictures were taken from my backyard in Walker Mi. I started out taking the pictures just after sunrise. It was rather cold around 2 degrees and didn't warm up much as I finished taking them in the afternoon. Minolta DiMage F100 ISO film equivalent 100 manual exposure. (C) Russ Hansen 2004 shansen@iserve.net

Moon Halo

Submitted by: shansen at Fri Jan 9 13:02:01 2004 UTC

As I was going out to watch for Auroras I saw this Moon halo. It was the nicest one I've seen yet. The inset was taken just after the first picture at a faster shutter speed to block out the halo. Taken with a Minolta DiMage F100 at 1am est on 1/01/04 exp. 1/4 sec at F8.0 camera sensitivity ISO 100 114 mm lens equivalent. Inset 1/15 sec F8.0 ISO 100 (C) Russ Hansen 2004 shansen@iserve.net



Sun and Fog

Submitted by: shansen at Wed Dec 31 08:19:02 2003 UTC

Walker Mi. Dec 26 there was a light fog this morning And it hung at different levels. It also coated the trees and Wheat on the side of the road with ice crystals Minolta Dimage F100 (c) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net


Sundog

Submitted by: shansen at Wed Dec 31 07:50:01 2003 UTC

Walker Mi. Dec26 taken with Minolta Dimage F100 Auto exp. (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Aurora Nov 21 3

Submitted by: shansen at Sat Nov 22 22:23:01 2003 UTC

The third picture from Nov. 21 taken from the same location the same equipment and settings. Enjoyed the sight of the Auroras again. Hope we all will see a lot more in the near future. Happy to see the reports from people all over the world and the people who had there first sightings.Good luck to all and may there be many more to come.

Aurora Nov. 21 2

Submitted by: shansen at Sat Nov 22 22:23:01 2003 UTC

This picture was also taken seven miles north of Walker Mi. Missed the start of the Auroras the morning before because I was at work and there is to much light in the area. Was glad to see them still going on the next morning. Canon EOS 50mm lens f1.8 Fuji 800 (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Aurora Nov 21 1

Submitted by: shansen at Sat Nov 22 21:51:01 2003 UTC

A little less than 24 hours after the start of the major storm the auroras were still going on. This picture was taken the morning of Nov. 21 seven miles north of Walker Mi. Canon EOS 50mm lens f1.8 20 sec. exp. Fuji 800 (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Aurora in Christmas 2

Submitted by: shansen at Sat Nov 22 21:51:01 2003 UTC

Another picture from Christmas on Nov. 19 although not the most intense display lately it was well worth being there. Canon EOS 50mm lens f1.8 20 sec. exp. Fuji 800

Aurora in Christmas

Submitted by: shansen at Sat Nov 22 21:18:01 2003 UTC

Morning of Nov. 19 in Christmas Mi. while watching for Leonids. Believe the streak in this picture is a plane Canon EOS 50mm lens f1.8 20 sec. exp. Fuji 800 (C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net


Aurora and Leonid Meteor

Submitted by: shansen at Fri Nov 21 04:28:01 2003 UTC

Rained in most of lower Michigan on the night of November 18th so I went north to Christmas Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Finally found clear skies on the Lake Superior shore line at 1:30 am. The Auroras were rather weak but were visible for about 2 hours. Also saw 20 Leonids that night. Canon EOS 50mm lens f 1.8 20 second exposure Fuji 800 (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Eclipse

Submitted by: shansen at Tue Nov 11 04:14:03 2003 UTC

Canon EOS Meade 8 inch telescope 5.6 focal reducer Fuji 400 film (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Eclipse

Submitted by: shansen at Tue Nov 11 03:52:01 2003 UTC

Walker Mi. Great night and finally some clear skies. Canon EOS Meade 8 inch telescope 6.5 focal reducer Fuji 400 film (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

September Aurora

Submitted by: shansen at Fri Sep 19 02:20:01 2003 UTC

The place where I usually take pictures from this year is now a corn field . So last night to get to get any pictures I had to set the camera and tripod on top of one apple crate and stand on another one to see above the corn. Hope there's more tonight! Canon ESO 50mm f1.8 20 sec. exp. (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@isreve.net

Aug 18 Aurora 5

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Sep 14 17:49:02 2003 UTC

Aurora and the Big Dipper from Christmas Mi.on the night of Aug. 17-18. Canon ESO 50mm f2.0 15 sec exp. Fuji 400 (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Aurora Aug 18 4

Submitted by: shansen at Mon Sep 1 02:17:02 2003 UTC

Aurora on Aug. 18 from Christmas Mi. looking out over Grand Island from the shore of Lake Superior. Canon ESO 50mm f2.0 15 sec exp. Fuji 400 (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Aurora Aug 18 3

Submitted by: shansen at Thu Aug 28 01:01:01 2003 UTC

The dark lines in the last two pictures seemed strange to see. I'm not sure if they are clouds or something else. They were visible the very first part of the night. (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Aurora Aug.18 2

Submitted by: shansen at Thu Aug 28 00:15:02 2003 UTC

Taken from the same location in Christmas. Same settings as the first picture. (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net


Aug.18 Aurora 1

Submitted by: shansen at Thu Aug 28 00:15:02 2003 UTC

These are some of the first pictures of the Aurora from Aug.17-18 They were taken on the shore of Lake Superior in a small town called Christmas. Canon ESO 50 mm lens f 2.0 / 6 to 8 sec. exp. Fuji 400 (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Rainbow 2

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Aug 10 02:58:01 2003 UTC

Another rainbow this week. I don't remember any other year with so many here. Canon ESO Fuji 400 E-XTRA (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Rainbow

Submitted by: shansen at Tue Aug 5 02:27:02 2003 UTC

This is about the seventh rainbow to appear this last month. Usually about the same time of day. Taken with a Minolta Dimage F100 auto exposure (C) Russ Hansen 2003 shansen@iserve.net

Clouds

Submitted by: shansen at Fri Jul 18 02:07:01 2003 UTC

Taken just after a small storm passed through. Color print converted to black and white with Adobe Photo Shop. Canon ESO 35 mm lens f22 Fuji X-TRA 400 (c) 2003 Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net

Sunset

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Jun 29 19:18:03 2003 UTC

Sunset after the rainbow appeared. Canon ESO Fiji 400 E-XTRA (C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net

Rainbow

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Jun 29 19:07:01 2003 UTC

This rainbow was one of the best I've seen in a long time. The range of visable colors varied at different locations. Canon ESO Fiji 400 E-XTRA (C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net



Storm

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Jun 29 18:55:01 2003 UTC

This is the beginning of the storm that produced a beautiful double rainbow. Canon ESO Fuji 400 E-XTRA

Weak Aurora

Submitted by: shansen at Thu Jun 19 23:04:01 2003 UTC

It looked like there would be a good show May 29-30 . >From 10 pm. till 4am. there was a continuous glow on the horizon, the only rays of light showed briefly around 2:30 am. Canon ESO 50mm f1.8 Fuji X-TRA 400 (C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net



Aurora May 21

Submitted by: shansen at Thu May 22 22:04:01 2003 UTC

This picture was taken around the same time as the digital one Canon ESO 50mm lens F2.0 Fuji X-tra 400 10 sec. exp. This was the better part of the display that night. Need to find a sight without telephone wires! Good luck to all. (C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net

May 21 Aurora

Submitted by: shansen at Thu May 22 15:47:01 2003 UTC

First digital picture of Auroras that I've taken. Minolta Dimage F100, four seconds at f2.8 iso 800. Taken at 10:45 edt May 21. It was a nice display and a chance to try a digital camera. Clear Skies and Good luck to all. Walker Mi. (C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net

Auroras

Submitted by: shansen at Sun Apr 27 16:58:01 2003 UTC

Canon ESO 50mm lens f2.0 Kodak High Definition 400 film Aurora from the short display on the 23rd of April This is the best of a roll of 24. Tried the Kodak H D 400 film so far I don't like it as well as the Fuji for Auroras. Walker Mi.(C) Russ Hansen shansen@iserve.net

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