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Aurora Borealis Gallery
A selection of photographs of the Northern Lights - or 'Merry Dancers' as they are known in Orkney.


The aurora images 02h 18m UT December 21 2006. A 15 sec. exposure. 36mm f/2.8 ISO 500 looking a little W of N. Bright star Vega bottom right.
The sky looking NNW from Rousay November 25 2006 at 22h 50m. A 12 sec. exposure 36mm f/2.8 ISO 600.
Looking north at 20h 01m March 5 2005. The land lights are from L to R, Faraclett (Rousay), the ferry terminal (Westray) and the jetty lights on Egilsay. In the sky, Vega (lower left) and gamma Draconis (above left). Exposure 8 seconds, 24mm f/3.5 ISO 400.
Fig 2 - Looking NNW at 20h 01m March 5 2005. The land lights are from L to R, Faraclett (Rousay), the ferry terminal (Westray) and the jetty lights on Egilsay. In the sky, Vega (lower left) and gamma Draconis (above left). Exposure 8 seconds, 24mm f/3.5 ISO 400.
Looking North, Rousay, Sep. 13, 2004, at 22h 52m GMT; 8 sec. exposure, 27mm F/3.5, ISO 650. Click the image for enlargement.
An unusual Corona at 78 degree southern altitude (the centre is located over the Great Andormeda Nebula), Nov. 20, 21h 12m: Exp. 5 sec. ISO 400, 24mm/f2.8: J Vetterlein
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
Looking east, November 20 at 21h 15m; 5 second exposure, ISO 400: 24mm f/2.8 by John Vetterlein.
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
The "corona" at 0012 on October 30, 2003
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
Looking east at 2121 on Oct. 29, 2003.
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
Looking south at 0002 on October 30, 2003
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
October 30, 2003, looking east at 00h 01m GMT
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
October 30, 2003, looking SSW at 00h 07m GMT
(note: the Square of Pegasus occupies the centre).
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
October 30, 2003, the "corona" a little south of the zenith at 00h 32m GMT
Aurora Borealis in Orkney. Picture Copyright J Vetterlein
Oct. 30 looking NEE at 00h 37m (note: the bright object above the bank of dark clouds is the planet Saturn).
Technical data: Digital imaging using Carl Zeiss optics, 24mm f'2.8., 3 mega pixels at 400 ISO. Shutter speeds from 3 to 7 seconds.
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