Long Time Exposure of the Northern Lights

February 16, 2002

Photograph of the northern lights at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2002.  Activity was minimal.  The lights only look bright in this photograph because of a two minute exposure using a motor driven equatorial mount.  I have never used such a technique in the past to photograph the northern lights.  That why this very weak display looks somewhat bright.  Photograph taken 15 miles north of Bismarck, ND.

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