One Night of Perfect Seeing

Submitted by: Erwin Matys at Thu Apr 9 07:49:01 2009 UTC

during the worldwide "100 Hours of Astronomy" we experienced a period of exceptional seeing in austria, europe. on april 4th we took advantage of the calm air and imaged some lunar detail. the left picture shows Clavius, the right one depicts Copernicus. both shot with an ETX-90 Mak, ToUCam pro, IR-UV cut filter, 2x barlow, f%00mm f/28, 1000x 1/25sec exposure on 4-4-09 around 19:00 UT from lower austria. (c) erwin matys, karoline mrazek e-mail: web:

31 october 2003

Submitted by: Dominic Cantin at Sat Nov 1 22:18:01 2003 UTC

16mm fisheye or 28mm@ f 2.8 , 5 to 15 seconds , fuji superia 800 , Ile d'Orléans , 30km east of Québec city. © Dominic Cantin

The Weathermaker

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Mon Mar 5 21:13:01 2007 UTC

This is a shot I took about 1:00a.m. local time on the 26th of February along the Copper River. The aurora had begun to act up a little but another surprise was quickly approaching. Clouds. The weather had been predicted to be clear and cold leaving this cloud mass acomplete surprise. It approached so rapidly that the entire sky was completely covered over the next ten minutes. I drove then an hour north and found clear skies again (But no aurora).The next day I was studying satellite imagery and found that the cloud had been formed by 20,320 foot mount McKinley a few hundred miles away. As it scraped the upper atmosphere it formed a cloud plume several hundred miles long. Luckily, it swung westward in the upper level winds and the sky was again clear upon its passage. McKinley has been called "The Weather Maker" and this is one example why. Copyright (c) Dennis C. Anderson Night Trax Photography Contact at: or visit

15 september 2004

Submitted by: Dominic Cantin at Sat Sep 25 04:18:01 2004 UTC

Only an arc was there that night at Berthier-sur-Mer ( 50 km east of Quebec city ) photo details : 28mm @ f 2.8 , 20 seconds , fuji superia 800 © Dominic Cantin

18 august 2003

Submitted by: Dominic Cantin at Mon Aug 18 18:34:01 2003 UTC

16mm or 28mm @ f 2.8 , 15 - 20 seconds , fuji superia 800 , Valbélair at 15 km north-west of Québec city. © Dominic Cantin

Happy Easter.

Submitted by: Richard M Haw at Mon Apr 9 12:59:01 2007 UTC

Just going through a few shots and found this one from March 20th.

Just above the entrance to the Mine and Cavern where I work formed these six foot icicles over two very cold days. They later fell - killing a group of 20 tourists from the "global warming is fiction" society !!!!!! --- Just kidding

Happy easter. Richard M Haw

Canon eos300d & tokina ultrawide lens.

McNaught Comet Downunder!

Submitted by: PeTe=?ISO-8859-1?B?riA=?=En=?ISO-8859-1?B?rg==?=iGhT at Mon Jan 22 23:39:01 2007 UTC

Taken with Nikon D100 on 19/1/07 from Manning Point, northern NSW, Australi a ­ no street lights out here in this sleepy coastal holiday spot so there wa s no light pollution in the night sky. The bright shot is a 23 second time-lapse shot at ISO 1250 with a 70mm lens that clearly shows the comet¹s spectacular fan-like dust tail, visible to the naked eye as a faint glow. Cheers! Peter Enright:

Aurora 8/11/2004

Submitted by: katkenny at Wed Nov 10 04:17:01 2004 UTC

Begining at 21:15 EST,l see this brief but bright aurora.

Stephane Levesque Luceville,Quebec.



Submitted by: srt at Thu Nov 11 22:24:01 2004 UTC

Aurora Borealis from Akron, Ohio, November 9, 2004, 11:09PM EST. Taken with Gateway DC-T50 Digital Camera, 8 second exposure, ISO 100, F2.8

Copyright (c) Steve Theaker.

"Fata Morganna"

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Sat Jan 24 19:59:01 2009 UTC

Warm air was over riding cold air creating this nice example of fata morganna which is an atmospheric phenomenon similar to mirage. The effect is created during temperature inversions when warm air overlies cold dense air at the surface. The different densities of the air masses causes refraction in the atmosphere that can make distant objects appear above a horizon where they are not normally visible or streach objects into impossible shapes. Mountains might look taller and may even seem to appear where there are none in actuallity. This example is looking northwards towards the Alaska Range about 70-80 miles distant and is taken from the Homer area on January 22, 2009 Copyright (c) Dennis C. Amderson Night Trax Photography Contact at or visit

April 11th, 2002

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Wed May 12 23:39:01 2004 UTC

Ikeya Zhang Comet at St-Nérée de Bellechasse - Quebec City (Canad a) - Schmidt Camera; 300mm at f/1.5, 5 min.; Fujifilm 800 X-tra Jean Chiasson,


Submitted by: Ian Cooper at Sat Sep 7 08:09:01 2002 UTC

During the Great Auroral Storm of November 24th, 2001 I witnessed for the first time auroral features passing beyond my zenith. The base of these blue rays (bleached by sunlight) were some 600 kms south of me indicating that these rays are as big as they possibly can be! I used a 28mm lens at f/2.5. 30 second exposures on Fuji Superia 400. My location is E 175 25 , S 40 20.

Copyright (c) 2002 Ian Cooper. Contact:

South Celestial Pole.

Submitted by: Graham Palmer at Sat Apr 8 07:49:01 2006 UTC

Like the axel of a wheel, the Earth's geographic poles are a point of rotation. In the Northern hemisphere, the North star, Polaris, gives a guide to the point directly above the Arctic. In the south, there is no such star. Down here, early navigators used a number of points in the sky, including the southern cross, to find their compass directions. Using these methods, the Polynesians sailed the mighty Pacific Ocean and eventually found their way to New Zealand, where this photo was taken. Like water going down a plug-hole, the stars spiral the south celestial pole in this 20 minute exposure. The main exposure was 20 minutes, then the lens was covered for two minutes before being re-exposed for a further minute to show the individual stars. Photo details: Minolta camera, 20 minute exposure with a 28mm lens @ f-2.8, Kodak Elitechrome 200 slide film. Image copyright to Graham Palmer. Contact me at

Active aurora and warm temperatures here in Fairbanks, Alaska on the evening of Feb. 3, 2003.

Submitted by: Jeff Pederson at Fri Feb 14 18:14:01 2003 UTC

Early evening aurora -- 'round 8:30 PM. Looking east. The "Pineapple Express" was pumping unseasonably warm weather up from north of Hawaii. Active aurora, warm temperatures, aahhh who could ask for anything more? Reddish tinged sky is from the street lights of Fairbanks.

Fuji S2 Pro Digital Camera, ASA/ISO 800, 8 sec. exposure, f2.8.

Copyright (c) 2003 Jeff Pederson with all rights reserved. You may use it for a non-commercial website or application as long as you clearly credit me as the photographer and you send me the URL of the website(s) that are using the image(s). My original images range from 1600 x 1200 pixels to 4000 x 3000 pixel. You may contact me at

Fire in the sky

Submitted by: katkenny at Wed Nov 9 14:33:02 2005 UTC

Pentax Me with 16mm/f4/1/125s and 800 asa

Stephane Levesque Ste Luce Quebec,Canada

Good night for sky observation...

Submitted by: Guillaume Poulin at Mon Mar 22 16:31:01 2004 UTC

This is a picture of me looking at Jupiter on the best winter night for astronomy we had for a long time. The building behind is the "Astrolab", an astronomy activity center dedicated to the general public. It is part of the Mont-Mégantic Park, where is also the only research observatory in the Québec province. Check out these links:

Ceci est une photo de moi qui regarde Jupiter lors d'une des meilleur nuit d'astronomie que l'on ait eu depuis longtemps. L'édifice derrière est l'Astrolab, un centre d'activités en astronomie dédié au public. L'Astrolab fait partie du Parc du Mont-Mégantic, où l'on trouve le seul observatoire de recherche de la province de Québec. Visitez ces liens:

Mont-Mégantic, Québec, Canada.

Febuary 25th 2004, 8:35 pm GMT -05:00

Kodak DX3900 digital camera, 15 sec, ISO 400

Sunset or end of the world?

Submitted by: Guillaume Poulin at Sat Nov 5 09:50:01 2005 UTC

Mont-Mégantic, Québec, Canada

September 1 2005, 19:19 GMT -04:00

Nikon D70 DSLR,

Submitted by: Chris Pretty at Wed Sep 7 02:49:01 2005 UTC

The thin crescent Moon shines amid Venus and Jupiter shortly after sunset. Taken Sept.6, 2005 just north of St.John's Newfoundland Canada. Canon Digital A40 - Shutter 0.6, F4.8, ISO 100. Copyright: Pretty Pictures. Contact


Submitted by: michel tournay at Sun Apr 1 07:04:02 2007 UTC

Not too cold for the digital camera! Taken on march 31rst Enjoy!

©Michel Tournay or visit:

Total lunar eclipse - 2004 May 4th

Submitted by: Uhlig, Joachim at Thu Dec 23 09:28:01 2004 UTC

Exposed at 19:45 UTC for 4 s with OLYMPUS C-4040 Zoom

using focal length 257 mm at f-2,6, ISO100.

This photo was taken on 51°37'N, 7°36'O in Bergkamen-Oberaden, Germany

some minutes before allness. But sadly then it was cloudy.

(C) 2004 by Joachim Uhlig

Febuary 7th 2005 Sunrise

Submitted by: Guillaume Poulin at Wed Feb 23 16:34:01 2005 UTC

Ce lever de soleil était si beau et flamboyant que je suis arrivé en retard au travail afin de l'immortaliser.

This sunrise was such a beautiful show that I got late to work in order to capture the moment.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Febuary 7th 2005, 06:54 GMT -05:00

Nikon D70 DSLR, 1/80 sec, IS0 200

18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G lens at 18mm and F/5.6

Pour me joindre / Contact me:

November 4th, 2003

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Wed Nov 5 01:53:01 2003 UTC

Km 99 - Laurentides Wildlife Reserve - Québec (Canada) ©Jean Chiasson,

Aurora 2003-10-30

Submitted by: (Daniel Girard) at Mon Dec 8 21:51:08 2003 UTC

Took in Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada

Reflex Fujica ST-801 with 24mm @ f 3,5 - 15 sec, fuji superia x-tra 800 ©Daniel Girard


September 7-8, 2002 Northern Lights

Submitted by: David Zelden at Thu Oct 10 00:14:01 2002 UTC

This is view to the north. At times the red would increase bright enough to read a newspaper. A phenomenal show!

July 25th, 2004

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Wed Jul 28 21:52:01 2004 UTC

Beauport, Quebec city - Canada - Fuji Superia X-tra 800, 28mm at f/2. 8, 25 sec. ©Jean Chiasson,

September 18th 2003 Aurora @ 05:20 UTC

Submitted by: Peter Sproule at Wed Sep 24 21:18:01 2003 UTC

This was taken around 05:15 UTC near Cannington ON, and although the last quarter moon lit the sky, the aurora was easily visible to the naked eye. I'm surprised at the detail and colour that was captured. Canon F-1, 50 mm lens @ f/2, 15-20 second exposure on Fuji Superia 400 print film.

Comments can be sent to: © 2003 Peter Sproule @

20th April, 2002

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Mon Aug 18 01:33:01 2003 UTC

Beauport (Québec) Canada - FUJI SUPERIA X-TRA 800 © Jean Chiasson

Aurora, August 17-18, 2003

Submitted by: David Zelden at Wed Aug 20 16:20:02 2003 UTC

David Zelden, Thornhill, ON

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500

f 3.0

15 seconds

Caption: It's been ten months since a display like Sunday night's. I was lucky to catch a period of activity lasting ~ one hour commencing 11:30 EST.

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Redoubt Ash/Steam Cloud

Submitted by: Dennis Anderson at Thu Mar 26 18:34:01 2009 UTC

This image shows redoubt volcano's latest emmission on the morning of March 26, 2009 from our home near Homer, Alaska. The ash/steam cloud was observed reaching altitudes of over 60,000 feet. I have marked the approximate location of the 10,200 foot summit with a red "R" at the bottom left of the image. Copyright (c) Dennis C. Anderson Night Trax Photography contact at or visit

May 11th, 2004

Submitted by: Jean Chiasson at Wed May 12 23:39:01 2004 UTC

St-Nérée de Bellechasse - Quebec City (Canada) - 28mm at f/2.8, 2 0 sec.; Fujifilm 800 X-tra Jean Chiasson,

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