3 shot panorama taken 2007-06-07 0100 UT 50mm f1.7 lens set to f2.8 5 sec @iso 200. A lot of haze was coming up from the sea so this had to be my last go. I'd estimate this display to be 25 deg high and over 100 deg wide.
Paul those are lovely images, I really like the one with Castor and Pollux embedded in NLC which I was trying to catch myself but couldn't get the shot due to trees. That panorama is a beauty!
I observed this display myself from 23.50 - 03.30 BST and couldn't believe what I was seeing. It started off as a wonderful display but as the night went on and in particular before dawn it turned into one of the largest and most attractive displays I have ever seen. From the country the view was breathtaking, the type 5 brightness of the display illuminated a bank of fog which sat over acres of fields and sweeping upward from this were multiple graceful arcs of electric blue IIab long bands, waves and whirls which I could see moving in real time. It was the kind of display I have always wanted to see. At 03.30 they passed the zenith and moved into the south beyond the 'Summer Triangle' extending 160 degrees in azimuth from the NW - E and reached + 160 degrees in height. I am sure many late night motorists were wondering what was happening with the sky. I have only had 3 hours sleep last night and the two nights before so I retired before dawn however I firmly believe that had I stayed out I would have seen the NLCs in the south near Jupiter so this display pretty much covered the entire sky making it the 2nd largest display I have ever seen. I will not forget this one in a hurry!
Here's the link to several of the 50 images I took which don't do the display justice..(honestly)