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The Big Dipper and The Milky Way check out an aurora, looking north towards Polaris from Broadford Bay, Skye. As the aurora was so close to the horizon, and with no foreground opportunities along the shore at a very high tide, I decided to try my Samyang 14mm to capture the rare clear starry sky as well as the aurora - seven 10-second exposures were combined using Sequator for the stars. For the aurora, I used a 20 second exposure with the same lens, then combined it all in photoshop. The aurora was low, but at this point in the evening, it was bright enough to be able to see with the naked eye (though of course the camera is needed to get the brilliant colours).

Just published on the BBC news website, Scotland page, in the 'Your Pictures' feature for photos sent in from February 26 to March 5, 2021.
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  • Taken: Mar 2, 2021
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  • Updated: May 15, 2021