August 1st, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Carl Malaret

Chasing the Aurora – **Member Only Event

“Chase” the northern lights across Norway with accomplished astrophotographer and Clark Planetarium Education Manager, Duke Johnson, on Wednesday, June 18.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: The Coast

The weather here in Tromso is very cloudy. We waited until late in the day and tried to catch a small gap in the clouds near the coast.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Timelapse

Last night, I spent 10 hours laying in the snow doing a long time-lapse from sunset until dark (about 4 hours).

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Race Against the Clouds

On March 3, we spend from 1:30 pm to 5:00 a.m. scouting and then later, trying to get away from the clouds.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Tromso, Norway

Day 1 We arrived in Tromso, Norway to totally overcast conditions. After getting settled, we went out in the field as a good auroral substorm was in the works.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again!

We had such a great trip to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories last March in search of the aurora, that we decided to do it again.

Duke Johnson

Oh, What a Night! Part 2

After a tremendous run of shooting in the alcove, everything quieted down a bit, so we decided to relocate back to the Canon 6D camera and the fisheye lens as temps were now below -30F

Duke Johnson

Oh, What a Night! Part 1

Our last day in Yellowknife was more of the same (cold and not enough time for everything) with the added complication of finding another place to stay for a few hours,

Duke Johnson

In Search of Northern Lights – Two Nights To Go

As I write this, it’s been 50 to 60 degrees F for about a week and I must say that’s nice!

Duke Johnson

In Search of the Northern Lights – The Comet

As is the key to many things in Yellowknife, flexibility is key. We began Tuesday evening by trying to capture the comet just to the left of the moon.