A very short lived Aurora popped up a couple of nights ago. Never really got going unfortunately but still. And what I like about this time of year is that the Milky way is really starting to creep into that southerly position with the Southern Cross mixed in with it. View attachment 200107 View attachment 200108
Definitely the southern cross (upside down so to speak). Not sure about the names of the other two. I have always just known them as the pointers as they are used in conjunction with the cross to find south.I enjoy trying to identify the stars I'm seeing even though I've seen the deep southern sky maybe twice in my life. At the very top, super bright, Alpha Centauri, below that Beta, and then the southern cross (with the "head" pointing down and to the right, and that corner an orange star. (At least I hope so!)
Yeah, that would be Alpha and Beta Centauri. They're actually quite prominent, especially Alpha Centauri.Definitely the southern cross (upside down so to speak). Not sure about the names of the other two. I have always just known them as the pointers as they are used in conjunction with the cross to find south.
I'm glad you went out and did it anyway, it looks great. Hope the shoot the following day went just as well!We had anorher display of Aurora the other night. An M-class fare a few days prior sent a coronal mass ejection straight towards earth. The weather was hit and miss with a lot of cloud forecast but we managed to get a bit of clear skies right at the peak time of activity. Still. When it is 2.30am and you are heading out to shoot for a client the next morning you do wonder how sensible it is to be doing what you are doing View attachment 200755