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sunspots nikon D7000
18
AUG
2013

Sunspots

The current solar maximum is on track to become the weakest in over 100 years. That is pretty disappointing news (and slightly worrisome!) if you’re a fan of auroras, solar flares and sunspots. But despite the low activity, I have put the bargain £12 sigma and 2x...
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Perseid meteor and Andromeda galaxy
13
AUG
2013

Perseid meteors & Andromeda

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It’s been many years since we last had clear skies for the peak night of the Perseid Meteor shower. Thankfully that run came to an end last night, when skies were as clear as the come around these parts. Making use of the D7000’s ability to take a long series photos...
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lightning selby north yorkshire
05
AUG
2013

Night storm

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We only get a hand full of night time lightning storms each year, so I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to test out the new Nikon D7000 on one of my favourite low light subjects. It turned out to be a spectacular storm and some of my best lightning shots to date. Click...
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panstarrs and andromeda
04
APR
2013

Comet PANSTARRS & Andromeda

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At the mercy of the weather for the last couple of weeks, I finally managed to grab a shot of comet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 with a clear sky. Luckily for me, the clear night coincided with the comet gliding past the Andromeda galaxy. Still quite low on the horizon, it was only just...
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comet holmes 2007
20
NOV
2007

Comet Holmes

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Comet Holmes was an unusual looking comet, with its huge coma making it look almost jellyfish like. Although I only had my Nikon D70 and a static tripod back in 2007, the comet was bright enough (and big enough!) to take some single photographs as it passed overhead during...
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Comet McNaught
10
JAN
2007

Comet McNaught – C/2006 P1

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Images taken on the afternoon of the 10th of January 2007 at around 4.30pm, half an hour after sunset, with the comet at a magnitude of -2.2. Comet McNaught went on to become a stunning comet which lit up the skies of the southern hemisphere. Becoming one of the greatest comets...
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eggborough power station selby
22
JAN
2006

Generator

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Winner of ComputerActive’s ‘Digital Photographer of the Year’ 2006 competition.
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first strike lightning
23
SEP
2005

First Strike

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A massive strike of lightning fractures the sky over Leeds, Yorkshire. This was the very first shot of a thunderstorm I took on the way home from work one evening in September 2005. Still probably the best strike I’ve ever witnessed. The shot also captures a rare upward...
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aurora in selby, yorkshire 2005
22
JAN
2005

2005 Aurora

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A spectacular display of the Aurora Borealis as seen form North Yorkshire in January 2005. This satellite image shows the extent of the Northern Lights over the UK and Northern Europe on the night of the 21st January. Thankfully I was just on the right side of a large bank of...
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