I believe in 1858 or 1859 it was a Carrington event, fried all electronics i.e. telegraph, today it would wipe out the electric grid, no electricity no gas no credit cards no cell phones no atms we would be back in the stone ages BUT GOOD DARK SKIES!
I tried to get shots of the few proms today but either I am doing it wrong or they were very light. Tried for an hour and gave up. Did AR 2759 again this time with my Celestron 120mm F/8.3 with the Quark for an effect 4200mm focal length
100 frames stacked of a 2000 frame file.