Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Expedition: Northern Lights


This time-lapse sequence shows auroral activity over virtually the entire sky. Photographed on 15 Dec. 2012 from Abisko, Sweden with an 8mm fisheye lens. [If the view confuses you, imagine yourself lying on your back looking straight up at the sky.]
Clouds show up as dark well defined patches, or lit up by the orange lights of the nearby city of Abisko. The brightest "star" visible is actually Jupiter. The motion is shown 20x faster than real-time. The actual elapsed time is ~90 minutes.
For best viewing, change the quality to 1080p HD and enlarge the video to full-screen if your computer can manage it.