AuroraMAX – Camera Setup


Auroramax, Yellowknife, Canada

Image of a series of screen captures from AuroraMAX Observatory

A series of screen captures from the AuroraMAX Observatory showing how the aurora unfolds over the span of a single night. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency / University of Calgary / Astronomy North)

Technical Specifications

Location: Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Longitude: 114°21'W
Latitude: 62°26'N
Main camera: Colour all-sky imager
Additional cameras: Two digital SLRs

Lens: 180° fisheye
Shutter interval: 0.00 seconds
ISO: 500
Aperture: 2.8
Exposure time: 5 seconds

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