Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

J O U R N A L    C L U B

Auroral Photography
Poul Jensen, R. Todd Parris, John Styers
Geophysical Institute

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the field of digital auroral photography — all but replacing traditional "film photography." Many – if not the vast majority – of those taking part are amateurs. We take a look at this burgeoning field of digital auroral photography — discussing equipment, ideas, techniques, short-term prediction of auroral conditions, and traditional weather (visibility). R. Todd Parris will talk about some of the technical issues of making auroral animations. Poul Jensen will then give a discussion of the details, equipment, and techniques of auroral photography. And finally, John Styers will speak on some of the motivations for auroral photography, with perhaps a few amusing anecdotes of the journey that brought him to the consuming hobby of auroral photography, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Friday, 13 April 2007
Globe Room, Elvey Building
3:45 PM