Aurora from Murmansk, December 18, 2023

On the night of December 18, 2023, i managed to very successfully catch the aurora. So that the observations would not be interfered with by light from Murmansk, it was decided to go to Lake Lapot. And, as it turned out, it was not in vain – the glow was very bright and large (almost half the sky), the color was clearly visible, and the shape of the glow changed in real time.

Aurora from Murmansk, December 18, 2023
Aurora from Murmansk, December 18, 2023

Equipment:
-Samyang 16/2.0 ED Canon EF lens
-Canon 550Da camera
-tripod
5s exposition, ISO 1600, dark frame substraction.
Location: lake Lapot, Murmanskaya oblast.

Video capture using a Xiaomi 12T smartphone in real time (shutter speed 18s, ISO 6400):