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NLC 2016-06-02/03

BAA report

The report to the BAA Aurora Section gives an overview of the night, which times were cloudy, free of NLC, or with sightings of NLC.

Name of observer: Horst Meyerdierks
Location: Royal Observatory Edinburgh, 55.9N 3.2W
          unattended compact camera with limited field of view
          A ~325-35, h ~0-40; images every 15 min
Date: 2016-06-02/03

   UT     forms  bright   height   azimuth   comments
                  ness   top bot  left rght  e.g. weather
--------  -----  ------  --- ---  ---- ----  --------------------------------
21:30:05  X
21:45:01  X
22:00:06  X
22:15:09  X
22:30:10  X
22:45:10  X
23:00:09  X
23:15:10  I         2                        widespread cloud
23:30:18  I         2                        widespread cloud
23:45:10  I,III     3             <325   30  cloud above and below
00:00:09  I,III     3             <325   30  cloud above and below
00:15:19  II,III    3     13      <325   30  cloud below to h 5
00:30:19  II,III    3     14      <325   30  cloud below to h 5
00:45:19  II,III    3     15      <325   15  cloud below to h 5
01:00:18  II        2     14      <325   10  cloud below to h 5
01:15:19  I         2     14      <325  350  cloud below to h 5
01:30:09  I         2     11      <325  340  cloud below to h 5
01:45:02  0                                  cloud to h 5
02:00:02  0                                  cloud to h 5
02:15:01  0                                  cloud to h 5
02:30:01  0                                  cloud to h 5
02:45:01  0

forms: I: veil
       II: bands
       III: waves
       IV: whirls
       NLC: other than or multiple of I-IV
       0: no NLC
       X: no decision possible (mist, cloud etc.)
brightness: 1: very weak
            2: clearly detected
            3: clearly visible
            4: very bright
            5: extremely bright

NLCnet report

The periods of positive sightings of NLC are reported to the NLC Observers' Home Page:

Name: Horst Meyerdierks
Country: Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Date: 2016/06/02-03
Start: 23:15
End: 01:30
Forms: I,II,III
Max elevation: 15
Max brightness: 3
Comments: Through cloud.
http://www.chiandh.eu/nlccam/20160602-03.shtml

forms: I: veil
       II: bands
       III: waves
       IV: whirls
       NLC: other than or multiple of I-IV
brightness: 1: very weak
            2: clearly detected
            3: clearly visible
            4: very bright
            5: extremely bright

Images

Listed below are the images with positive sightings of NLC. These have been processed merely to adjust the brightness for underexposure. For some, there may also be an unsharp-masked version of the image.

   UT      exp    A    hSun  h15   h85  stretch  image   (masked)
-------- ------ ----- ----- ----- -----  ----- -------------------
23:15:10  2.000 346.9 -10.9  -2.5  20.8  0-255 q1531.jpg
23:30:18  4.000 350.4 -11.3  -2.7  16.8  0-255 q1537.jpg
23:45:10  2.000 353.9 -11.6  -2.9  14.8  0-255 q1541.jpg
00:00:09  2.000 357.5 -11.7  -3.0  13.8  0-255 q1546.jpg
00:15:19  4.000   1.0 -11.7  -3.0  13.7  0-255 q1553.jpg
00:30:19  4.000   4.6 -11.6  -3.0  14.3  0-255 q1559.jpg
00:45:19  4.000   8.1 -11.4  -2.8  15.9  0-255 q1565.jpg
01:00:18  4.000  11.6 -11.0  -2.6  18.9  0-255 q1570.jpg
01:15:19  4.000  15.1 -10.5  -2.3  24.9  0-255 q1575.jpg
01:30:09  2.000  18.6  -9.9  -1.9  38.5  0-255 q1578.jpg m1578.jpg

exp: Exposure time in seconds (200 ISO, f/2.8).
A: Azimuth of the Sun (degrees).
hSun: Altitude of the Sun (degrees, negative below horizon).
h15: Max. altitude of sunlight at 15 km height (degrees).
h85: Max. altitude of sunlight at 85 km height (degrees).
stretch: Contrast stretch (0-255 means no stretch).