Holy Moley! What a display!, for about an hour it was a genuine brightness 5, top of the scale casting diffuse shadows.
Even with the gain turned down to try and prevent saturation my cctv system still got saturated! astonishing with the main elements of NLC still in the sky at 3.50 BST as well as fainter clouds extending across half the sky. Not as extensive to the east as the previous night but the display was one of the best I have ever seen.
Thanks, It seems to have been a cracking display all round. What was amazing was the detail through binoculars. I would urge everyone to spend some time viewing the nlc with binoculars. It is remarkable the structures and textures that are visible. The more you look the more you see!
As Tom says he was a few yards east, if you look really closely at the allsky picture there is a head visible (faintly) at about 2 on the clock face, I'd say about 3 yards east!
Hi Bill, Many thanks! Yes, I was thinking the very same thing when I saw your excellent pictures. Last night was one of the best that I have seen here. My first NLC was on July 23/24 1986.. Cheers! Jimmy.