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Kathie O'Donnell
North of Rapid City, SD USA
09:01 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon Z6ii, 24 mm, ISO 2000, 10 secs.

Post-processing Details:

the usual minor tweaks.

Image Details:

First, I was thrilled that after maybe 60 plus years I was able to take a picture of the aurora. We barely saw the lights but the camera did! This taken on a brief appearance on a second night of the lights. I taped the lens and got tack sharp stars compared to pics taken on the previous night. Secondly though is a SAFETY concern of mine - notice the red/yellow dashed line above the fence. I had no clue what it was. But now, I'm wondering if someone from the ranch down the road was watching us with some type of night vision scope and my camera picked that up. We were parked on the side of the road and did not go beyond the private property sign. Maybe some scientists from Earth Sky could weigh in on this. Thank you! Kathie