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Old March 12th, 2003, 05:47 AM   #1
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More Northern Lights

More Northern Lights from Greg, up in Alaska.

http://www.alaska-photo.com/knik%20aurora%203.wmv
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Old March 12th, 2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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Thanks for making these available. They're awesome!
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Old March 12th, 2003, 12:40 PM   #3
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Nice

I wished I could stay up all night waiting for the Northern Lights <;~)
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Old March 12th, 2003, 12:49 PM   #4
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very nice!..
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Old March 12th, 2003, 09:56 PM   #5
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I've never seen the Northern Lights in person. I think it's probably 20x more impressive than what you see in video.
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Old March 12th, 2003, 10:22 PM   #6
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I grew up with them in Winnipeg. They'd usually start in August.
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Old March 12th, 2003, 11:33 PM   #7
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The only northern lights I have ever seen are the ones I use to see form my back after a night on the town---they were red and seemed to make a funny sound---
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Old March 13th, 2003, 05:02 PM   #8
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from february

these are stills taken a month or so ago. it was fairly chilly (-30F) but thankfully my sony f717 has a pretty good battery.

http://www.pbase.com/santa

the gallery with northern lights should be fairly evident. i've not tried to shoot them with a dv cam...
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Old March 13th, 2003, 08:11 PM   #9
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Greg mainly uses a VX2000 to shoot the lights...because the VX is good in low light.



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Old March 14th, 2003, 01:39 AM   #10
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Hey Bud, and all you North Coasters up there in AK,

got a question about using cams up there. my girlfriend is from Fairbanks and i went up there with a TRV900 a couple of christmas breaks ago. the manual says you shouldn't operate the camera in cold temperatures so when i did go out with it in -20F weather i wrapped it up in a gator and brought along those pocket heaters you get for skiing. was this necessary? i knew the batteries would wear down fast but i didn't know how much the camera actually needed to stay warm.

what do you do special for the weather up there? what kind of work is up in North Pole anyway, Aleaska industrials?
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Old March 15th, 2003, 01:29 AM   #11
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From Space Weather

Space Weather News for March 14, 2003
Earth has entered a solar wind stream flowing from a coronal hole on the Sun. Geomagnetic activity reached storm levels for a while on March 14th when Earth first glided into the stream. Conditions have since quieted,
but they could intensify again this weekend as solar wind gusts continue to buffet our planet's magnetic field. Sky watchers at high latitudes,
e.g., in northern Europe, Canada, Alaska and US states like Wisconsin or Minnesota, should be alert for Northern Lights this weekend. Visit
spaceweather.com for images and updates.
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Old March 15th, 2003, 01:41 AM   #12
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Justin. You were smart in keeping your TRV900 warm.

Another month or so our igloos will be melting here in Vancouver. So we have to get our tents out soon---for our 6 week summers.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 03:02 AM   #13
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<<<-- Originally posted by Frank Granovski : Justin. You were smart in keeping your TRV900 warm.

Another month or so our igloos will be melting here in Vancouver. So we have to get our tents out soon---for our 6 week summers. -->>>

LOL! What was it, 12 degrees Celcius here today? At least?
Oops, I nearly let our secret out.
I mean MINUS 12 degrees!
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Old March 16th, 2003, 03:38 AM   #14
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Shh. We got to keep fooling are American members. Dag Nabit! I almost froze today.
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Old March 16th, 2003, 03:40 AM   #15
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cold temps and filming

tape cameras are indeed affected by cold temps. interestingly digital cameras (still cameras) often have similar restraints in terms of recommended operating temps but I use my digital camera regularly at very cold temps ( well below zero). Tape is another issue. I've never tried to shoot at -20 or anything. The tape itself can become brittle so if I were wishing to tape in such cold temps I'd get an enclosure and put a small chemical heater inside to keep it warm . tha'ts just a suggestion, maybe somebody else has more direct experience at filming at -20F.
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