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Mar 22, 2013 06:33 |  #1

Hi there, a work colleague of mine has just been on a trip to Norway where he took these nice photos of the Northern Lights on his 650D.

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He noticed that there are 2 sets of almost vertical stripes in the sky to the left on the first photo and just to the right of the centre in the second. We were wondering what these stripes are since it is odd that they appear in 2 separate photos in almos the same place in the sky.

They are both 6s exposures btw.

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Mar 22, 2013 11:11 |  #2

Possibly lens flare???




  
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Apr 01, 2013 18:28 |  #3

Looks like he caught a sprite! Some have been photographed from space and others down here but those have been few and far between.

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Apr 01, 2013 22:50 |  #4

good shots,
the lines look like a satellite to me


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Apr 02, 2013 10:36 |  #5

stunning looking shots




  
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May 03, 2013 04:51 as a reply to  @ Brent62's post |  #6

thanks for the suggestions folks. just wanted to give this a bump and see if anyone had any other help to offer.

we think satellites is the most likely explanation.




  
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May 03, 2013 11:16 |  #7

Satellites or maybe something else :). Easily seen in Norway or Northern Sweden. Hope he enjoyed Norway.


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May 03, 2013 12:41 as a reply to  @ bc23swd's post |  #8

Meteors or satellites? Something moving in a straight line across the frame anyway! I've just returned from Iceland and quite a few of my photos of the "lights" have these lines :D


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May 03, 2013 21:56 |  #9

they have moved towards the trees. I would say satellites. Possible 2 planes with lights on. Lens flare would not put them in the same spot with that much of a change in frame. I think sprites are only over powerful thunderstorms only last 1/1000's of seconds and are huge, not streaks.




  
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