Aurora with the fringe on top. 8/31/06 AM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Thu Aug 31 23:48:01 2006 UTC

Where else but Fairbanks, Alaska. 20 sec. f2.8, ASA 800.

Aurora. August 31, 2006 AM. Fairbanks, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Thu Aug 31 22:25:01 2006 UTC

Fairbanks' northern sky. 20 sec. f2.8, ASA 800.

Backyard space physics. 08/27/06 AM, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sun Aug 27 23:15:01 2006 UTC

The best show on earth is free, and just outside my door. 4 sec. f4.5, ASA 800.

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Backyard shot. Aurora 8/27/06 AM, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sun Aug 27 22:58:01 2006 UTC

>From my backyard in Fairbanks, Alaska. Overhead toward the SE. 8 second, f4.5, ASA 800.

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Northern exposure 2:35 AM. 8/27/06. Fairbanks, AK

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sun Aug 27 22:41:01 2006 UTC

First aurora watching outing for the Fall of 2006. Fairly active display. Twilight has returned and we are working on night here in Fairbanks, Alaska. 30 second, f4.5, ASA 800.

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22 deg. Circular Halo. Fairbanks, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Wed Aug 16 00:51:01 2006 UTC

22 deg. circular halo.

ASA 200, 1/800 sec. f11.

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Beautiful Cirrus uncinus clouds. 8/16/06 Fairbanks, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Wed Aug 16 00:03:01 2006 UTC

Clear, cool, beautiful, sunlite August day. Cirrus uncinus spreading over the sky. High ice clouds.

ASA 100, 1/1000 sec. f5.6.

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Noctilucent clouds 8/3/06, Healy, Alaska. 3AM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Aug 7 05:53:01 2006 UTC

Shot with my ancient point and shoot digital. Looking north from Healy, Alaska. Hand-held, 1/8th second, f2, ASA 300.

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Twist n Shout. 4/5/06. Fairbanks, Alaska

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Fri Apr 7 06:23:01 2006 UTC

A twisted tangle in a magnetic night. ASA 800, 6 sec. f3.5. Please respect copyrights. fnjjp@uaf.edu

Northern Exposure. 4/5/06 PM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Thu Apr 6 23:17:01 2006 UTC

Looking north across the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks' Muskox Farm around 10PM ADST. ASA 800, 8 sec. f4. Please respect copyrights. fnjjp@uaf.edu

And in the southern sky. Fairbanks 4/5/06 PM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Thu Apr 6 23:17:01 2006 UTC

ASA 800, 8 sec. f3.5. Please respect copyrights. fnjjp@uaf.edu

Nautical Twilight. 2006/04/05 PM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Thu Apr 6 23:01:01 2006 UTC

A very mild night for this time of year. Migratory waterfowl have just returned to Fairbanks. The clouds remained at bay. This picture is looking west. An owl called in the woods behind me. A fox barked in the distance. The neighborhood dogs howled in excitement. ASA 800, 8 sec. f3.5. Please respect copyrights. fnjjp@uaf.edu

Diffuse aurora. 3/19/06 11:37 PM. Fairbanks, Alaska.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 20 19:49:01 2006 UTC

Late in the evening the clouds started to clear, revealing a static diffuse aurora before midnight. I stood out waiting for some activty, but it was a slow night. There was a slight increase in activity, but it wasn't enough to keep me out, so I headed home around 1:00 AM. Then of course activity started picking up! Very mild temperatures. ASA 800, 15 sec. f2.8.

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To the East. 3/20/06. 1:31 AM. Fairbanks.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 20 19:35:01 2006 UTC

Activity to the east. ASA 800, 10 sec. f4 Please respect copyrights. fnjjp@uaf.edu

In the north. 03/20/06 1:28AM. Fairbanks.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 20 19:35:01 2006 UTC

In the neighborhood looking north. There was activity north, south, east, west, and overhead. ASA 800, 10 sec. f4

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At home. 03/20/06 AM. 1:23AM.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 20 19:35:01 2006 UTC

Aurora activity picked up. ASA 800, 15 sec. f3.5.

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Activity picks up. 03/20/06AM Fairbanks.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 20 19:20:01 2006 UTC

A little more activity after an hour, so I headed back home. ASA 800 f3.5 20s exp.

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Stolen Moments. 2006/03/18 AM. Fairbanks.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sat Mar 18 20:52:01 2006 UTC

Note: 2 second exposure! I could of cranked up the ASA, opened up the lense, and handheld these shots! Stolen moments is the title of a jazz standard written by Oliver Nelson that I was listening to at the time I shot this. . ASA 800, 2 sec. f3.5.

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Unusual Weather Huh? 2006/03/18AM Fairbanks.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sat Mar 18 20:37:01 2006 UTC

Stellar entertainment. The arcs flapped like prayer flags in the celestial wind. ASA 800, 4 sec. f3.5.

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Corona. 2006/03/18 AM. Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sat Mar 18 20:06:01 2006 UTC

Dressed for a Martian stroll. The wind chill factor was way down there. This picture is looking straight-up. Sub-storm after sub-storm. My wife and I just watched a couple substorms after an evening of dancing, before heading out with the tripod and camera. Got a stiff neck. With a VR or IS lense I could of handheld shots at ASA 1600 this night. It was that good! ASA 800, 4 sec. f3.5.

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Modern Art. 2006/03/18 AM Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sat Mar 18 19:51:01 2006 UTC

Cold night. -25 F with stiff breeze. Fairbanks, Alaska. Very active display -- north, south, east, west, and straight-up. The late moon rise helped out. The call of a Great Horned Owl, smooth and rounded, sounded in the nearby woods at regular intervals. A mob of Chickadees chattered while jockeying for positions on a branch. They know it's warmer between neighbors. The footfalls from muskoxen milling around in a neighboring field were clear and distinct, even though they were not near. In the distant, dogs barked in excitement at the sky. Art Pepper's Modern Art pumped from my car's stereo.

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Diffuse aurora. 3/11/06 AM. Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 13 06:30:01 2006 UTC

This is what I've referred to in the previous postings as "diffuse" aurora. This picture makes it look like some sort of weather front. Imagine this blanketing the sky, horizon to horizon, and pulsating rapidly. I'm talking on the order of milliseconds. The greenish light is more apparent then the red, but one senses both with the naked eye. After a flashy substorm, this type of aurora is easily missed. Notice that the exposure time for the image is double that of the others.

ASA 800, f3.5 15 sec.

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Round 2. 3/11/06 AM. Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 13 06:10:01 2006 UTC

After an hour or so of the aforementioned diffuse aurora, this arc pictured here burst from the western horizon and began a brief, but energetic show of sinuous arcs sporting pink fringe.

ASA 800, f3.5 6 sec.

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Just Hanging There. 3/11/06. AM. Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 13 06:10:01 2006 UTC

Cold, moonlit night. -30F. Looking north.

ASA 400, f3.5 8 sec.

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Native Dance. 3/11/06 AM. Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 13 06:10:01 2006 UTC

Clear, chilly, beautiful, moonlit night. Nice active aurora. The aurora's shape in this image reminded me of the Yupiq, Iniupiaq, and Aleut dancers at the Fairbanks Native Arts Festival a week earlier.

ASA 400, 8 sec. f3.5.

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In the Pink. 3/11/06. AM. Fairbanks, AK.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Mon Mar 13 05:54:01 2006 UTC

-30 F. There were active arcs on the hour, with rapidly pulsating, sky-blanketing, diffuse aurora during the seemingly quiescent interim. The pink at the bottom end of the arc is from a combination of red and blue light emitted from excited and ionized nitrogen.

ASA 800, 6sec. f3.5.

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Blast from the past. 11/14/03.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Sat Jan 10 00:55:01 2004 UTC



Tech. stuff: ASA 800, f4.8, shutter speeds 6 seconds. Air Temperature: around minus 20 F., 10:49 PM, evening of Friday, Nov. 14, 2003. Near the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus.


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Digital point & shoot, midnight 10/20, Fairbanks.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Wed Oct 22 17:27:01 2003 UTC

For aurora pictures, digital point and shoot cameras should have: a fast lens -- f2.8 or less, the option of manual settings for shutter speed (with settings of 5 seconds or more) and manual aperture settings, manual focusing with an infinity setting, ASA setting of 300 or more; and a self-timer. This picture was taken with my Casio QV3500, a two year old digital point and shoot camera, with a most excellent Canon f2.0 lens.

Camera settings: ASA 300, f2.8, 8 second exposure. Fairbanks, looking SE. 11:59:40 PM. Ambient air temperature ~= -7 C.

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More from 10/16-10/17/03 night.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Fri Oct 17 18:53:02 2003 UTC

Another night of original works of Nature. All across the sky, in all directions, and all night long. I caught the first performance as I hiked home from work at around 8 PM. I was up till 3 AM.

Picture parameters: ASA 800, f3.5, 8 sec. exposure. Looking NW. 9:23 PM. Fairbanks, Alaska.

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What you may of missed last night...

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Fri Oct 17 18:24:01 2003 UTC

All night long starting at around 8 PM. Fairbanks, Alaska. Night of Oct. 16-17, 2003.

Picture parameters: ASA 800, f4, 10 sec. exposure. Looking south. 9:23 PM. Fairbanks, Alaska.

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