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    Aurora australis flare may be visible this week

    Come out, come out, ye cameras all...
    Aurora australis is expected to flare tonight (3th August) tomorrow and Friday, and could be visible along the south coast of Victoria, but better visibility in the south of Tasmania.

    LINK: http://www.themercury.com.au/article...days-news.html
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    Wow! I remember Dad getting up at 2am and climbing the hills of our farm with his SLR trying to catch the Aurora... if only I was in Vic, I'd be heading for the coast! Someone please get a few pictures for me... and my Dad
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    So... did anyone manage to catch a glimpse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR View Post
    So... did anyone manage to catch a glimpse?

    What!? In this perennial soggy pea-souper?
    Reckon on lots of people having seen in down in Hobart where, amazingly, they had clear nights when we did not!
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    So, what sort of exposure does one use for these?
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    Bulb exposure, f5.6++ for about 2 hours at the most active part of the aurora, and any film.
    Similar to star trails, and over a long exposure you will no doubt get them too.
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    Thanks.
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    On the one or two times the cloud's have not been hiding the sky, I've taken a look, but not seen anything from here. Didn't see any successful sightings reported on the news either.

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    What about Invercargill?
    Something to do with the latitude of Hobart that puts people there in the Dress Circle for viewing the aurora. Not sure if Antarctic Research workers on Macquarie Island would have observed it in their perennial scotch mist and rain, but that too would be an ideal place.
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