Norhtern Lights, aurora borealis - The Big Dipper, at left, and Little Dipper with Polaris, centre, over the Hoodoos on Highway 10 along the Red Deer River near Drumheller, Alberta, July 24, 2016. A faint purple aurora lights the sky at upper left, while clouds lit by farm and urban lights provide the unfortunate but in this case complementary coloured yellow sky glow. A nearby farm light illuminates the foreground hoodoo. The waning Moon was just coming up and beginning to light the sky blue as well. <br />
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This is a 2-panel panorama, vertically, to take in more of the sky and ground than possible with a single image, even with the 20mm lens used here. The sky is a 30-second exposure at f/2.2 while the ground is a stack of 3 x 2-minute exposures at f/4.5 for more depth of field. All with the Nikon D750 at ISO 3200. No tracking here.


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Image ID: 0272231-VW-ADY.jpg

Norhtern Lights, Aurora Borealis

Norhtern Lights, aurora borealis - The Big Dipper, at left, and Little Dipper with Polaris, centre, over the Hoodoos on Highway 10 along the Red Deer River near Drumheller, Alberta, July 24, 2016. A faint purple aurora lights the sky at upper left, while clouds lit by farm and urban lights provide the unfortunate but in this case complementary coloured yellow sky glow. A nearby farm light illuminates the foreground hoodoo. The waning Moon was just coming up and beginning to light the sky blue as well.

This is a 2-panel panorama, vertically, to take in more of the sky and ground than possible with a single image, even with the 20mm lens used here. The sky is a 30-second exposure at f/2.2 while the ground is a stack of 3 x 2-minute exposures at f/4.5 for more depth of field. All with the Nikon D750 at ISO 3200. No tracking here.
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / VWPics / Alan Dyer

Image dimensions: 5400x4581

URL for this image: https://pictures.blueplanetarchive.com/image/I0000SWFiqkIGuHY