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Old Sep 7, 2010, 5:03 PM   #1
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Well I got up to use the bathroom at 4:30AM and this is what I saw. No tripod so I just rested the camera on the windowsill with the 10-17mm set at 17mm and manual exposure of 30 seconds. It was not a great display (missed a doozie on Saturday night) but at least I got something.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 5:50 PM   #2
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Gob... thoroughly smacked...
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Sigh! I so much want to see this, maybe some day I'll get far enough north...
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Sigh! I so much want to see this, maybe some day I'll get far enough north...
I agree it's something I long to see and photograph!

Hope there are more of these to come
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wow! i will echo the jealousy going on here! that is so cool that you got a chance to photograph this!!
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Love to see that someday. What a catch.
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Apparently Saturday night's show makes this look lame. I have my clock set for 2am to see if I can capture more tonight, forecast is for a clear night, wish me luck.
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incredible, thanks for sharing! hope u get get more tonight
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Amazing images, Ira. Like others, I'm envious. We see the aurora occasionally here in Vermont, but on average it makes it this far south three or four times per year. And I'm almost never awake on those rare occasions.
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