Canon EOS 550D
Before last weekâ€™s trip to Iceland I was pretty sure that astronomy was something I wanted to get into. Since then however, I have no doubt in my mind what so ever.
Perhaps needless to say, I saw the Aurora Borealis and itâ€™s hard to find the words. They were mind blowing. Amazing. Incomparable to anything I have ever seen in fact. It may be a recent one, but I find it hard to believe that the memory can be beaten.
I was there with my Wife, Mum & Dad, and my sisters â€“ on a trip arranged for all of us by my wife as seeing the lights was on the top of all of our â€˜listsâ€™. I had told them that it was unlikely weâ€™d see them and not to get their hopes up, but if Iâ€™m honest, mine were sky high, right up there where we all wanted the lights to be.
We ended up getting an 8-hour show under the only patch of clear sky in Iceland that night â€“ 14th February. Lucky or what?
No photos can do the Aurora justice but, as a photography nut, I had to give it a go. Please find a small selection attached.
Youâ€™d have thought that all this would be enough, but itâ€™s just the start. I love that something can put you in your place and give you instant perspective like that â€“ and that was just our upper atmosphere!
An 80ED refractor, mount and T adapter will be here soon. Next, our solar system and then further afield. What have the Northern Lights started?