lördag 31 januari 2015

New DVD: A Complete Documentary about Northern Lights!

Do you want to know how northern lights are created? Or do you maybe wish to learn a few tips on how to take you own aurora photos? Or learn when the chances are best of seeing auroras? Our new filmavailable on DVD, is telling the complete story of Northern Lights.

The 25 minute long documentary takes you on a breathtaking journey through space. By using pedagogic top-quality animations and spectacular solar imagery from NASA satellites it tells the full story of the northern lights from myth and legends to modern science.

The film is packed with award-winning aurora photos as well as time-lapse sequences and includes tips about how to take your own stunning aurora photos. The DVD contains brand new graphics and animations specially made for the documentary. In particular, the complicated process of how northern lights are created is made very easy to understand with the film's animations. See Trailer

The DVD is available in eight languages (English, Norwegian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese) and is region free (PAL and NTSC).

Included is also the new bonus film: «The Aurora Empire - Guovssahas riika». A five minute film that includes unique «real-time» video taken by the experienced photographer Ørjan Bertelsen using new super-sensitive camera equipment. The film also contains video from the Hurtigruten Cruiseline. Original music by Herman Rundberg. See Trailer

To order the DVD, click here: DVD: The Northern Lights: A Magic Experience

tisdag 20 januari 2015

Comet Lovejoy passes the Pleiades

The period of polar darkness, the most beautiful time of the year here up in the high north, is about to end and the Sun is now very close to rise above the horizon again after not having been seen since November.

With the Moon being new, the nights are especially dark right now and cold crisp weather offered a beautiful view of the starry sky tonight which are currently being grazed by the bright comet Lovejoy.

The comet is passing "close" to the Pleiades (M45) now and is at it's peak in brightness and can be seen as a green fuzzball with the naked eye. Below is a single 30 sec exposure using a DSLR with a 70-200 mm lens @ 110 mm. The blue nebulosity of M45 can be made out as well as the long tail of the comet which is visible against some faint pulsating auroras.

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy and the Pleiades (M45), Kvaløya, 18 January 2015