Second rainbow same day

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:16:01 2005 UTC



This one formed a couple hours later and this one was the mother of all.

Notice the anticrepuscular rays forming the spokes inside the bow.

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Rainbow between the cedar trees

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:06:01 2005 UTC



This is a cool scene: This one shows the primary framed between two cedar trees.

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Another good one

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 02:06:01 2005 UTC



Heres another good one here you can see the interference arcs inside the main bow.

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First good rainbow part 1

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue May 24 01:56:01 2005 UTC



This is the first good rainbow this year here you can see a high-sun rainbow, I often call it a flat rainbow

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Comet Machholz Jan 10th 05 part 3

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Mon Jan 10 02:38:01 2005 UTC



Heres another pics of the comet.

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Comet Machholz Jan 10th 05 series 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Mon Jan 10 02:30:01 2005 UTC



This is another image of the comet showing the pleaides star cluster.

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Comet Machholz Jan 10th 2005

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Mon Jan 10 02:22:01 2005 UTC



This is a first of a series of pics taken of comet Machholz.

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Aurora Of Nov 10th series 3

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Dec 5 18:31:01 2004 UTC

This is another good image of the Nov. 10th aurora but here one can see a little of the green plus some yellows and oranges.

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Aurora of Nov 10th series 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Dec 5 18:23:01 2004 UTC

This is about as good as it got and it managed to show some nice slanted curtains. This display was mostly red but it was a more red-violet color

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Aurora of Nov 10 2004 series 1

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Dec 5 18:14:01 2004 UTC



This aurora ocurred only three dyas later after the big Nov. 7,8 display. Although this display was not nearly as good as the first it was still clorful.

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Aurora of November 7/8 part 3

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Nov 13 04:39:01 2004 UTC

This one is real erie because the main auroral arc is solid green and it makes me think: Are we still on planet Earth. Auroras do in ways look like something from a science fiction movie:)

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Aurora series of Nov 7/8 part 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Nov 13 04:32:01 2004 UTC

Another great pic. This is one of my favorites because one can see the vibrant green with the reds and between the red and green is a little violet and blue. This was during the peak.

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First attempt at photographing the Nov 7/8 aurora

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sat Nov 13 04:25:01 2004 UTC

This is a series of pics taken on November 7/8 of the Northern lights display. These were shot through my bedroom window. I did not know there was an aurora until I happened to glance out the window to see an unusual glow with curtains of color. I got the camera on tripod with cable release and fired away. Needless to say this first attempt at the aurora was a great sucess.

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Fog optics of 10-2-04 part 2

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Oct 10 03:04:01 2004 UTC

This the corona formed from the same fog that formed the car headlight fogbows. Notice the colorful concetric rings and the perfect symmetry of the corona. This corona looks so perfect it almost looks simulated.

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Fog optics of 10-2-04

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Oct 10 02:58:01 2004 UTC



This the fogbow from moonlight. This was taken right after the corona images were fired.

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Fog optics of 10-2-04

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Oct 10 02:45:01 2004 UTC



This is a spectacular fogbow from a car headlight. Notice the colorful supernummery bow withthin the primary and the unusual diffuse band is actually the secondary fogbow so thee is actually a double fogbow.

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Closeup of secondary bow from 4-26-04 with possible interference band

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Mon May 31 04:32:01 2004 UTC

This is a closeup of the secondary bow from 4-26-04 and notice when you look to the outside of the secondary bow it appears to be bordered by something. That is the first order interference bow outside the secondary bow. In nature the interference bow outside secondary bow is rare but is easy to produce in a garden hose spray.

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Closeup of primary bow from 4-26-04

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Mon May 31 04:23:01 2004 UTC

This is a closeup of the primary bow from 4-26-04 showing the pure spectral colors. The two sets of violet and green inside the main bow are interference bows caused by light interference.

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Rainbow series of 4-26-04

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Mon May 31 04:17:01 2004 UTC

This is a wide angle capture of the double rainbow of 4-26-04. This was rainbow series ocurred only six days after the red rainbow of 4-20-04.

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Red rainbow from April 20th

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Apr 27 03:35:02 2004 UTC

This is the great red rainbow from April 20th. Notice the bow is almost totally red? This is due to sunlight traveling great distances through the atmosphere and only the reds with longer wavelengths remain while the shorter wavelengths like blue and purple are scattered. Notice the fragment of the secondary bow.

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close up of the seondary rainbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 2 03:49:03 2004 UTC

This is yet another pic of the march 30th rainbows and here is a macro closeup of the secondary bow showing the reversed color sequence which is caused by two internal reflections.

Taken with Nikon D-100 w/macro lens


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Macro closeup of primary bow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 2 03:49:03 2004 UTC

This is a macro closeup of the same rainbow from march 30th showing the pure spectrum of the primary bow. Again pic was taken with Nikon D-100 with marco lens

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full rainbow

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Fri Apr 2 03:12:01 2004 UTC

This is one of three rainbows photographed on march 30th and it looks like the Lord saved the best for last because here you see the full arc and part of the seondary. This was taken with a Nikon D-100 w/ fisheye lense.


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Birthday pillar

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Tue Mar 23 03:26:02 2004 UTC

This was a nice B-day present from the sky, a pink fragmented sun pillar.

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Pic of halo complex with sharp upper parry arc

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Mar 21 22:27:01 2004 UTC

This is part of a long lived halo ocmplex showing sharp concave parry arc over a nice upper tangent arc. The other halos are: 22 degree halo parhelion circumzenith arc, and parhelic circle

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Pic of halo complex with sharp upper parry arc

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Mar 21 21:47:01 2004 UTC

This is part of a long lived halo ocmplex showing sharp concave parry arc over a nice upper tangent arc. The other halos are: 22 degree halo parhelion circumzenith arc, and parhelic circle

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Pic of halo display from March 10 2003

Submitted by: Michael Ellestad at Sun Mar 21 02:37:01 2004 UTC

Halo display showing V-shaped upper tangent arc 22 degree halo and a complete sunpillar.

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