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Aurorae Borealis

by Philippe Jeanjacquot last modified Jul 12, 2012 05:33 PM
In 1995 and 2009 we were in Tromso with a team of pupils. We took photographies of aurorae borealis. Our project was to build the Birkeland experiment: The Terrella.

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Pictures of Aurorae Borealis in Tromso in December 2009

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Links:

The website about our Terrella Project.

The Planeterrella website

 

Photographies

 

aurora in Tromso Nov 1995 (1).jpg Aurora picture took in Tromso In November 1995. We use an nikon FM2 film camera. The sensitivity was 1600ISO and the picture took 30 seconds.
aurora in Tromso Nov 1995 (2).jpg Aurora picture took in Tromso In November 1995. We use an nikon FM2 film camera. The sensitivity was 1600ISO and the picture took 10 seconds. We can see the different color dues to the light  emitting  nitrogen (pink) and oxygen (green) atoms.
aurora in Tromso Nov 1995(3).jpg The same aurora that on the first photography some minutes later ( same settings)
aurora in Tromso Nov 1995(9).jpg Another aurora during the same evening we can see also the green and pink light.
Birkeland experiment .jpg The Birkeland's experiment in Tromso university.
Birkeland experiment (2).jpg Aurorae on the Bireland Terrella.
Birkeland experiment in our school 1995.jpg Aurorae on our first  Terrella (1995).
Birkeland experiment in our school 1995(2).jpg Our first  Terrella experiment (1995).
Aurora in Tromso Dec 2009.jpg Aurora picture took in Tromso in December 2009. We use canon 450D Camera. The sensitivity was  400 ISO and the picture took 30 seconds.We were near the EISCAT research center.
Aurora in Tromso Dec 2009(3).jpg Another picture the same evening with the same settings.
EISCAT UHF radar.jpg EISCAT facilities: UHF radar.
EISCAT VHF radar.jpg EISCAT facilities: VHF radar.
Birkeland experiment in our school 2008(3).jpg Our Terrella experiment in 2009
Birkeland experiment in our school 2008.jpg Simulation of the couple of a star and a planet in our terrella experiment.

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