Manitoba's Aurora : Green and Purple Rain

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Wed Jun 9 05:03:01 2004 UTC

This is another picture of Manitoba's aurora show, but this one was taken with my 35mm camera. The difference of greens between the two pictures is quite impressive.

Details : Yashica FX-3 with 50mm lens at f/1.9 using Fuji Superia-400. Approximately 30 seconds exposure.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Manitoba's Aurora

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Wed Jun 9 04:59:01 2004 UTC

On a trip from Sherbooke to Banff, we were getting close of Winnipeg on may 22nd when I saw this beautiful aurora in progress. So, we stopped the car and watched it for half an hour, until the clouds came over. Manitoba is a good place to see aurora, even if your in the southest part of the province because the magnetic north pole is more than 1600Km south of the geographic North Pole, in line with the province of Manitoba.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3, 27.2sec., at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

On the Other Side of the Redbows

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue May 4 04:49:01 2004 UTC

Taken on 2004 may 3rd, this is what I saw looking at the sun that created the redbows. A lot of humidity in the air was causing this beautiful red glow surrounded by a violet sky with the sun in the center.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3.3, 1/65.8sec., at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Double RedBows

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue May 4 04:07:02 2004 UTC

Taken on 2004 may 3rd, this picture illustrates primary and secondary rainbows during sunset. Red rainbows can be seen during sunrise or sunset, when the rays travel trough more air. This longer path eliminates the shorter wavelength of the light, leaving this reddish look to the bows.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3.7, 1/114sec., at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Gibbous Moon Pillar

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 01:38:01 2004 UTC

Taken near Sherbooke on 2004 april 8th. Right after a short aurora show, the moon was rising over the eastern horizon and finished our astronomy observation for that night. On the way home, we saw this great moon pillar so we had to stop to take a good look and take some shots.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3.6, 8sec., at 400ISO.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

April Thunderstorm II

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Mon Apr 26 06:42:03 2004 UTC

Another picture of the same thunderstorm on 2004 april 18th. A lot of lights in the picture : 2 lightnings, 2 moving cars, houses and overexposed grass. One of the great things with taking picture of lightnings at night is to see the beautiful pattern of those thunder clouds with shades of violet.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3.3, 27.1sec., at 200ISO.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

April Thunderstorm I

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Mon Apr 26 06:42:03 2004 UTC

Taken during the first thunderstorm we had for 2004 here in Sherbrooke, on april 18th. This panorama illustrate a cloud-to-cloud lightning not very far from the field I was standing to watch that show. The storm moved really fast for south-west to north-east of the city. ...Did anyone ever said to not stand in a field when thunder is striking around?

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3.3, 19.5sec., at 100ISO.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Vernal Equinox Sunrise

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Thu Apr 8 05:40:01 2004 UTC

Taken on the morning of 2004 march 20th. This is a panorama view of the first lights from the vernal equinox. As almost any sunrise, the colors where wonderful and make me forget I had to get up before 5AM to get a sight at the first sun of the spring.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/3.7, 1/90sec., at 100ISO.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Northern Sky Spinning

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Thu Apr 8 05:40:01 2004 UTC

Taken at Mont-Megantic on 2004 february 25th. This circumpolar star-trail picture shows the north and north-east skies spinning around the celestial noth pole, near Polaris. The Big Dipper can be seen on the right as it was getting higher in this clear night sky. The young moon on the opposite side of the field of view gave a bright blue color to the picture.

Details : Yashica FX-3 with 18-28mm lens at f/8 using Fuji Superia-400. Exposed approximately 60 min.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Moonrise : 2004 march 10

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Fri Mar 12 02:14:03 2004 UTC

Took near East-Angus (Quebec) during a cold night of the ending winter. I combined those 4 pictures to show the different colors of the rising moon. Moon (and sun too) always look red or orange when it's close to the horizon because the ray of light pass trought much more air to get to your eyes. The violet-blue part of the light spectrum are scattered by the air molecules and remove from the light that reach your eyes. From horizon to an approximate 25° altitude, the pictures were taken from 22:55 and 00:15 local. By looking closer, you may notice that the definition of the pictures is better when the moon get higher due to movements of the air that is close to the ground and cause a waving view of the moon or blinking stars.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, from 1/16 at f/3.5 to 1/100 at f/4.3, trought a 4.5" newton-reflector with a 25mm eyepiece.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Moonset : 2004 february 27

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Mon Apr 26 06:42:03 2004 UTC

Taken near Sherbrooke's downtown, this picture shows the first quarter of the moon going down behind the cathedral. To get this scene, I let the cap on the lens and remove it for 1 second exposures every 5 minutes. Unfortunately, some extra light accidentally entered the lens during one of the cap-removing and ruined the right part of the original picture. Luckily, I took a longer exposure with a small aperture just before, so I combined the two pictures with PhotoShop to get the complete scene. This bright moon of the first shot also help to make this picture even more special.

Details : Yashica FX-3, 70-200mm lens at f/4.5 (first shot : f/22) using Kodak HD-400.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2004 march 9

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 02:20:02 2004 UTC

Taken near Sherbrooke on 9 march 2004, 23:06 (local).

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/2.9, 11.7sec. at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2004 march 9

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 02:20:02 2004 UTC

Taken near Sherbrooke on 9 march 2004, 23:06 (local).

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/2.9, 7.5sec. at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2004 march 9

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 02:20:02 2004 UTC

Taken near Sherbrooke on 9 march 2004, 23:03 (local).

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/2.9, 11.7sec. at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Orion Nebulae : 2004 february 25

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Thu Feb 26 19:10:01 2004 UTC

Took at Mont-Megantic during a very clear february night.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500 trought a 14inches-Celestron with a 38mm eyepiece. With some problem on the long term tracking, I couldn't take a long expore with my 35mm camera. So I decide to take many 8 seconds pictures with my Coolpix (without any adapter) and stack them. I took 11 pictures (800 ISO) and pre-align them with PhotoShop, then stack and process with RegiStax 2. Final processing with PhotoShop.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Almost Full Moon

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Mon Feb 9 06:54:01 2004 UTC

The moon of 2004 february 5th was getting bigger when I took this picture at Mont-Megantic, 12 hours before it became full.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, 3 shots : (f/5.7, 1/88.1sec.)+(f/5.7, 1/92.3sec.)+(f/5.7, 1/100sec.) trought a Celestron 4˝'' with a 40mm eyepiece. Images stacking and processed with RegiStax 2.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Big Dipper Trail

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 03:00:03 2004 UTC

Taken in July 2003 at Mont-Megantic, the picture shows the well known Big Dipper printing light trails on the negative as the earth turn during half an hour. It appears that some faint aurora add a green look to the scene. There is also a faint perpendicular trail near the trees that has probably been caused by a satellite.

Details : Yashica FX-3, 50mm lens at f/1.9 using Kodak MAX-400.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Lenticular Cloud near Mont-Megantic

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Mon Feb 9 00:40:01 2004 UTC

On 2004 february 5th morning , I was on the road to Mont-Megantic and I saw this lenticular cloud that formed just beside the mountain over the city of Notre-Dame-Des-Bois. The hill on the left is one of the smaller mountains around the Mont-Megantic.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/7.6, 1/510sec., at Auto-Sensitivity.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Twisted Sun

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Feb 3 04:20:01 2004 UTC

On 2004 february 2nd, the sun was going down with every rays going throught the ice crystal of the cirrus. The result was this multiple reflection of light twisting the shape of our star. The horizontal lines in the cirrus clouds looks like a digital error but they were waves in those high atmosphere clouds that are hard to render in a picture of this size.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/10.3, 1/2293sec. at 400ISO

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Liquid sunset

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Feb 3 03:52:01 2004 UTC

On the last minutes of the 28th day of 2004, the setting sun enhanced this beautiful pattern of clouds over Sherbrooke. The clouds really seems to be part of a liquid solution. One hour before the sunset, every clouds in the sky had a mutiple-waves shape caused by the air movements.

Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/4, 1/107sec. at 400ISO.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Venus-Moon Conjunction

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 03:00:03 2004 UTC

As the day was ending on 2003 november 25th, Venus and the crescent Moon were very close of each other in the western sky. Some clouds made the observation of this beautiful conjunction a little bit harder, but give me a chance to shoot this picture where the clouds split the scene and shows the different colors we can see at sunset. The earthshine on the moon is barely visible.

Details : Yashica FX-3, 200mm lens + 2X Teleconverter, Fuji Superia 800.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Clearing Skies

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Apr 27 03:00:03 2004 UTC

Taken in august 2003 on top of the Mont-Mégantic. Late in the night, the fast moving clouds were clearing the skies. Facing east, the picture shows the light of Lac-Mégantic reflecting on the clouds and the beautiful blue coloration made by the hidden moon.

Details : Yashica FX-3 with 18mm lens at f/4 using Kodak MAX-400. Exposed 11 min.

Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Iridescent clouds 2003 november 25

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Tue Nov 25 16:23:01 2003 UTC

Taken at 8:26am (local) on 2003 november 25. Details : Nikon Coolpix 4500, f/10.5, 1/2000sec. at 100ISO. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Lunar Eclipse trail

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Fri Nov 21 22:03:01 2003 UTC

Took at the Mont-Megantic during the lunar eclipse of 2003 november 9, this 35 minutes exposure shows the total part of the eclipse. At full apperture, the moon is overexposed and the red color cant be seen, but we can see the nearby stars that would be impossible to see with a full moon. The Pleiades open cluster is just left of the moon and the faint line just between the two is a plane that passed during the totality. Details : Pentax SP-1000 with 28mm lens at f/2.8, Fuji Superia 400. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2003 october 30

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Wed Nov 19 05:39:02 2003 UTC

Took near Sherbrooke on 30 october 2003 (near 19h00 local) using my Nikon Coolpix 4500 set at 400 ISO, f/2.6, exposed 8.4 sec. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2003 october 30

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Wed Nov 19 05:39:02 2003 UTC

Took near Sherbrooke on 30 october 2003 (near 24h00 local) using my Nikon Coolpix 4500 + WideConverter 0.63x, set at 400 ISO, f/2.6, exposed 29.5 sec. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2003 october 30

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Wed Nov 19 05:39:02 2003 UTC

Took near Sherbrooke on 30 october 2003 (near 24h00 local) using my Nikon Coolpix 4500 + WideConverter 0.63x, set at 400 ISO, f/2.6, exposed 26.7 sec. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Aurora 2003 october 30

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Wed Nov 19 05:11:02 2003 UTC

Took near Sherbrooke on 30 october 2003 (near 24h00 local) using my Nikon Coolpix 4500 + WideConverter 0.63x, set at 400 ISO, f/2.6, exposed 28.6 sec. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Sunset over Sherbrooke

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Sun Nov 16 04:04:02 2003 UTC

Probably the most beatiful sunset I have ever withness. An october rainy day was ending when the clouds where clearing over Sherbrooke. As the sun was hidden by a distant anvil-shaped cloud, it enlighten curtains of rain. The "fisheye look" as been created by compressing the width of the original panorama photo. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

Crepuscular Rays

Submitted by: Remi Boucher at Sun Nov 16 04:27:01 2003 UTC

Took at the Mont-Megantic, this picture shows the crepuscular rays created by the distorded cumulus passing over the mountain. Details : Yashica FX-3, 28-80mm lens, Kodak MAX-400. Copyright (c) Remi Boucher. Contact : scalp022@yahoo.ca

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