A&P Guide to photographing the Northern lights?

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  1. The Great Deceiver

    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    I have the following tools:

    • FM10
    • 35-70 kit lens
    • tripod
    • cable release

    And budget to buy (1) more lens(es)

    Any tips? ::wavey:
     
  2. Nader_D

    Nader_D HAHAHEHHUH ---- POOOHhHhHHCHhh! OT Supporter

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  3. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    I haven't gotten to do it yet myself, but it can't be to hard.

    The main problem with capturing them at the moment is that they aren't happening as often as they can and not happening at lower latitudes. This is due to the sun not being very active at the moment. However in a couple years we will be seeing major solar activity and lots of Northern Lights Displays.
     
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    EWhytsell New Member

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    I monitor this site http://www.spaceweather.com/ for information about local space happenings.

    Looks like we're having pretty good chances for Northern Lights over the next couple of days actually so maybe we'll get some good ones.
     

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