måndag 15 december 2014

Geminids 2014

It started with clouds but the forecast showed clear skies after midnight. So me and my father took the car and went towards the clear skies and ended upp in Skepptuna. As soon as the clouds dissapeared we saw meteors. Not so many strong ones by at least 10 really bright ones and maybe 50-60 fainter ones.
I did this composite photo showing 11 meteors exactly where they ended up in my photos, so this is not a single photo.
Faint Aurora in the beginning of the night too and later on moonlight, a nice session!

söndag 23 november 2014

Capture Aurora Borealis at Rensjön

TWAN friend Yuichi Takasaka went to Abisko to photograph the Northern lights so me and my father took a long drive to Kiruna to meet him and also capture the Aurora. Such a beautiful place this Sami village, frost all around, - 16 degree C  and a very low sun. We had three nights to do this and we got three clear nights with Aurora every night, full pott! Around 300GB with photos. We also captured some Leonids and a proton arc.
Here is a little timelapse of a turbulent atmosphere..

360 Aurora Borealis at Rensjön Kiruna from P-M Hedén on Vimeo.

måndag 6 oktober 2014

M57 The Ring Nebula

Despite moonlight I tried to photograph the Ring Nebula M57, a planetary nebula in Lyra. This dying star is located about 2500ly away and spans 2ly in diameter. About the Ring Nebula Photo taken with my Celestron NexStar11 GPS @2800mm and Canon 600D (modded).