12 (with setting Saturn and Pleiades)"
March 21, 2004
Kodak Portra Professional Film
ISO 800 color negative film -- normal development
Pentax Spotmatic camera with fisheye 17mm lens at f/4
/ ~60 second exposure
the evening of Sunday, March 21, 2004 we again signed
up for the Aurora snow coach experience and arrived at
Charley Dome and the yurt at about 10:30 P.M. It was a
quiet Aurora evening (for Chena and Alaska) but warm --
perhaps plus 15 degrees F. We leisurely took some photos,
laid back on the snow (very comfortable) and simply enjoyed
the moderate display. We both felt this was a wonderful
conclusion for our very fortunate Alaskan Aurora experience.
I have chosen to label these photos as taken on 3/21/04
--and have also chosen to use this nomenclature throughout
the presentation -- when in reality many shots were taken
at midnight or slightly after. In general we found the
Aurora to be most active between 10 P.M. and 2 A. M. local
photos from the March 21st Aurora experience can be accessed
by using this text link to a supplemental gallery.)
The 2004 Aurora Borealis astrophotography
is available via telephone ordering as noted below.