Unfortunately work means on week nights my observations are limited to the pm side of midnight so wasn't able to stay up late enough for the clouds that Paul saw. Nice pic tho
Was clear here all evening though for a change and was able to get some pics. Nothing like Pauls, rather a hint of the bluish white tinge you get. Weather looks like it will be good for tonight too, so will be looking then also
How do I paste an image into my post btw? I clicked on the 'insert image' and [/img] appears - not sure where to go from there, and the help link at the top of the page doesn't enlighten me either. I'm probably being dumb here but would appreciate if someone could tell me how to
Thanks guys! Normally I wouldn't be up at that time - but I had already retired, woke up, had a peek out of the window and had to throw some clothes on and grab the camera! The fact that I am changing jobs thus currently working my notice means that I can get away with the odd yawn in the office :-)
In terms of pasting images you need to first of all upload your image to a place on the web. There are several ways of doing this - I tend to use my own webspace but you can easily use Flickr if you have an account or Tinypic which doesn't need you to have an account. Once you've uploaded your image it will give you a URL which you paste in between the and [/img] tags and your image appears as part of the message. One important point is that you need to resize your image to something sensible - about 750 pixels wide maximum otherwise it makes the forum wider than the screen which is bad, and takes ages to load for the poor people still on dialup - there are still some!
Excellent NLC images Paul!! I caught this display myself so my alert last night turned out to be correct....
The clouds cleared before dawn and despite a very bright twilight sky I made my first obsv of structured NLCs in 2007 from 03.10 - 03.40 BST in the north at an impressive 40 degrees above the horizon. A Type 2 brightness display consisting of a large cluster of short irregular sharp edges - type IIb bands sporting a beautiful white - blue colour with obvious shadow lines north of the bands. The view of each twisting band in 10 X 50 binos was incredible and reminded me of Conor's Leonid fireball smoke train image taken last year. A very nice NLC display and my first sighting in June. I took approx 40 images but here are a few...