Surprise Storm 💥 On May 13 when the sun set, the northern lights took over the sky. It was a surprise how strong the show got that night! Aurora is truly unpredictable. There’s steps you can take to increase the chances of seeing a show but it’s never a guarantee. I get asked a lot how to predict if there will be lights or not so here’s a few of the things I do on a daily basis: 1. Check the weather forecast & cloud cover (most clouds or fog will cover up a good show) 2. Check the Aurora Forecast or Space Weather forecasts 3. Physically go out and look at the sky after it gets almost completely dark. Predictions can be off and the best way is to actually look up in a dark location if you can! #auroraborealis#northernlights#nightsky#skywatcher
#tbt to this last Sunday when @wachmansworld and I decided to do a little photoshoot. I certainly wouldn’t be as lean and mean 💪🏻 both mind and body without this bestie! Surround yourself with those who encourage you to be the best version of you!
One of my favorites, this region in Cygnus includes the North America and Pelican nebulas, both hot gassy areas of star formation - seen here in HOO bicolor, meaning it’s just the light from ionized hydrogen and oxygen. This is just under 3 hours of data but at f/2, that ain’t bad! Shot over two clear nights last week in the Mojave (while the moon was up). _ . _ . - @rokinon 135mm f/2 - @skywatcherusa #staradventurer Mount - ZWO ASI1600mm pro camera - #astrodon filters - qhy5Lii and ZWO mini scope guiding system - #sgp#phd2#pixinsight#photoshop - gear by @optcorp