LUNAR IRIDESCENCE # 1

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jul 13 09:43:01 2005 UTC

I never tought I would see this, apparently rare display of, lunar iridescence here in the Philippines. We where watching lightning on the roof of my girlfriend's house and tought I saw northern lights near the moon!!!!!...yeah?...here?...so close to the equator???? naaah...can't be!!! In the beginning the colours where more green and when I took the pictures there was more colours present...so iridescence?...Yep! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit:

www.aurora-borealis.ca



LUNAR IRIDESCENCE # 2

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jul 13 09:57:01 2005 UTC

Heres a shot of the moon with the iridescence and the lightning behind the clouds on the bottom! Enjoy! 和ichel Tournay micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca



LUNAR IRIDESCENCE # 2

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jul 13 09:57:01 2005 UTC

Heres a shot of the moon with the iridescence near! Enjoy! 和ichel Tournay micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca



LUNAR IRIDESCENCE # 4

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jul 13 09:57:01 2005 UTC

Heres a close-up view of the display! Enjoy! 和ichel Tournay micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca



SUNSPOT#2

Submitted by: michel tournay S t Jul 24 1414:46:01 2004 UTC at N/A

Here's one of the sunspot #652 on july 20th 2004. SC 9.25 with a digital video camera, 5 image stack Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca

SUNSPOT#1

Submitted by: michel tournay S t Jul 24 1414:41:01 2004 UTC at N/A

Here's one of the sunspot #652 on july 20th 2004. SC 9.25 with a digital video camera, 5 images stack Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca

A DOG!

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Jun 17 0707:39:01 2004 UTC at N/A

Heres my famous picture of the spirit face in the aurora. BUT when we turn it upside-down...we can see a dog in the aurora. To see the spirit, look for the same picture right-side up in the gallery!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


SUNSET OVER MONTREAL

Submitted by: michel tournay M n May 31 0909:33:01 2004 UTC at N/A

Heres one I took with a 400 mm f2.8 lens with not one, not two, but three 2X converters giving me a total of 3600 mm!!!Taken about 15 miles from Montreal, we can see the top of the famous St-Joseph Oratory on the left.It was windy and with all the heat waves and the "seeing" condition, the sun edges where dancing like crazy! Next step: put a video camera on that lens!(coming soon at a theatre near you!)I recently used this picture to put the title of my first northern light conference called: THE SUN TOO CAN CATCH A COLD!


Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca




sunset in africa #3

Submitted by: michel tournay W d Mar 10 1010:17:02 2004 UTC at N/A

One evening during the 2002 eclipse trip, we where going trough a desert and then ,the clouds became orange!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


sunset in africa #2

Submitted by: michel tournay W d Mar 10 1010:17:02 2004 UTC at N/A

Another try at the green flash...trees at the horizon...better luck nex time! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


sunset in africa #1

Submitted by: michel tournay W d Mar 10 0909:45:01 2004 UTC at N/A

Here's one I took during my 2001 eclipse trip in Africa. We where anxious to see if we could get the green flash...but in the end the sun vanished in a thin layer of coulds just above the horizon! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MIDNIGHT SUNS!

Submitted by: michel tournay F i Mar at 5 0707:54:02 2004 UTC

Heres one I took in front of my house in December to show how high the sun gets on the shortest day of the year! Chisasibi is 53.5 deg Lat. Multiple exposure of 1/8000 sec, f45, 17-35 mm lens, 100 ASA film. Then on the last exposure (at night) at least 5 min exp. f2.8 for a total of 13 exposures.(we can see orion right over the church!)

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MILKY WAY

Submitted by: michel tournay F i Mar at 5 0707:21:02 2004 UTC

Heres one I took in Africa in 2001. 17-35 mm, f 2.8, a few min. Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MOON HALOS

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Feb 29 0707:40:03 2004 UTC at N/A

This one is a close-up probably taken with my 28-200 mm f 3.6 Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MOON HALOS

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Feb 29 0707:40:03 2004 UTC at N/A

This one shows the top part of the halo Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MOON HALOS

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Feb 29 0707:40:03 2004 UTC at N/A

This one shows the famous halo on its right side with the moon less in the corner Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MOON HALOs

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Feb 29 0909:37:01 2004 UTC at N/A

After receiving many messages regarding the first series of halos, I found more of them in my album Before going to the river, this is what I saw in front of my house. It was an on/off phenomenon. We can also see some lights pillars. Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca




MOON HALO: CHAPTER ONE

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 26 0707:50:02 2004 UTC at N/A

This one and the 2 other ones where made a long time ago(my Hale-Bopp album) I was home when I saw a lunar halo that came and went as small gusts of crystals moved in front of the moon. As soon as I had prepared my equipment and went outside, it was gonewhat if I went near the riverwhere theres tons of humidityarriving there, I saw the weirdest-double-moon-halo with a big line going across the moon the whole 360 degrees around the horizon making small rainbows as it went through the main halo.


Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MOON HALO: CHAPTER TWO

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 26 0707:50:02 2004 UTC at N/A

MOON HALO: CHAPTER TWO This one shows the left side of the halo. The chapter one halo won me 3rd prize in an astronomy picture contest in 1998. They wrote solar halo in the text. After phoning the editor and telling him to look on the left side, he would see a small auroraso it had to be the moon. He replied: Mr Tournay, I ve never seen a lunar halo like that! Since then, I try to look for halos and never saw one like that!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


MOON HALO: CHAPTER THREE

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 26 0707:50:02 2004 UTC at N/A

This one shows the right side of the halo. Most of you understood that the curvature of the line is caused by the use of a 16 mm fisheye lens. The line was in fact very straight above the horizon. About 60 sec exposure time with 100 ASA film, at f2.8 Outside temp: about minus 30. The camera batteries went dead after a while. Not too long after that, I got a completely-manual-that-will-work-at-minus-40-without-any-batteries camera!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


VERY LOW AURORA!

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 26 0707:50:02 2004 UTC at N/A

This one shows a long exposure during a windy evening. The clouds moved so fast that they let the aurora through making them look as if they where only 100 feet in the air above the churchweirdor maybe they where 100 feet in the airNOT!


Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


HALE-BOPP SOMEWHERE IN THERE!

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 26 0707:50:02 2004 UTC at N/A

Sometimes, its hard to see anything in the sky because of light pollutionnorthern light pollution that is! FranklyI dont mind!


Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


HALE-BOPP REVEALED!

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 26 0707:15:01 2004 UTC at N/A

But with patience, the auroras finally moved just enough to get bot of them in the picture!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


TEE-PEE AND AURORA

Submitted by: michel tournay T u Feb 12 0909:25:01 2004 UTC at N/A

This one was done the same evening than the one with the "spirit" in the aurora. The lighting in the tee-pee was done with a propane light so that no burning particles would fly out of the top like when I tried once with a real fire in it!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca




FOGBOW

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Jan 25 0404:34:02 2004 UTC at N/A

One morning, around 5:00AM, I was driving in a thick fog on a roller-coaster road, going up and down some small valleys. At one point, I noticed something following me on my left side in the trees. I stopped and saw my first fogbow! A lot smaller than a rainbow, it only looked 100 feet across. I only wish there was more colors in it!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca

AURORA AND BEAR #2

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Jan 25 0404:34:02 2004 UTC at N/A

Heres the second of 2 pictures that shows what happens when you want to put a creature in the picture with an aurora! One evening, I went to see some bears and after a while, the northern lights came out! So I tried a few pictures with a timer setting on the camera and shooting a 600W airplane light a bit above a black bear on a sand pile not too far away (not direcly on it, it would have transformed it into a polar bear on the picture), running to climb up on my truck to be in the picture. Not having any control on the camera once on my truck, I set the exposure to 30 seconds during which the bear left! After a while he came back and stayed there the full 30sec. But, unfortunately, most of the aurora had left!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca

Heres the first of 2 pictures that shows what

Submitted by: michel tournay S n Jan 25 0404:34:02 2004 UTC at N/A

happens when you want to put a creature in the picture with an aurora! One evening, I went to see some bears and after a while, the northern lights came out! So I tried a few pictures with a timer setting on the camera and shooting a 600W airplane light a bit above a black bear on a sand pile not too far away (not direcly on it, it would have transformed it into a polar bear on the picture), running to climb up on my truck to be in the picture. Not having any control on the camera once on my truck, I set the exposure to 30 seconds during which the bear left! After a while he came back and stayed there the full 30sec. But, unfortunately, most of the aurora had left!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca




INFRA RED AURORA 2

Submitted by: michel tournay M n Dec 15 0505:24:01 2003 UTC at N/A

Here's another picture taken with infra-red film.

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca

INFRA RED AURORA 1

Submitted by: michel tournay M n Dec 15 0404:57:01 2003 UTC at N/A

Here's a picture taken with infra-red film. I should have used a longer exposure. I've been told that it's the eq. of a 100ASA film The thing to try the next time is to use 2 cameras with same lens and apperture and shoot in the same direction to see if we would see a different part of the aurora in infra red comparred to reg. film Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca

GREEN FLASH

Submitted by: michel tournay S t Dec 13 0606:17:02 2003 UTC at N/A

I had to be in Africa in 2001 (for the solar eclipse) to realize that I could see the green flash phenomenon almost every day in my backyard, where I live, in James-Bay! We didnt see it in Africa but back home I had the chance to see it! We usually see it just before the sun hides itself completely. But occasionnally, we see it on a big part of the sun!

100 ASA film, 300 mm f2.8, a doubler and a 1.4X for a total of 840 mm (who ever said you could only put one adaptor!)

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

micheltournay@yahoo.ca or visit: www.aurora-borealis.ca


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