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Photographs by Jan Curtis


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These five photographs were taken 20-29 September 1997 near Fairbanks AK.
ASA 400, f1.4 with 35mm lens. Exposure times denoted on image.
aurora image What a sight! September 20 at midnight, under a quarter moon and layered clouds. Exposure for 7 seconds. (750x540 JPG)
aurora image Take cover, a storm cometh! September 27 at 1215AM atop Ester Dome just northwest of Fairbanks AK. This photo was taken at the beginning of a major solar storm. Exposure for 12 seconds. (750x495 JPG)
aurora image Does your TV screen look a little green tonight? 27 September at 1225AM as the storm event peaks. The tower is a radio/TV relay. High clouds visible on the horizon. Exposure for 5 seconds. (710x475 JPG)
aurora imageaurora image First image at 29 September at 11:25. Double arc below Big Dipper with a developing ray. A few minutes later (second pictures) the arcs become unstable and develop curtain/drapes. Both exposures for 10 seconds. (655x755 and 600x702 JPEGS, respectively)


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