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Beginner’s Aurora by Evan Boyle

Photo of the Week for June 12, 2015

Beginner's Aurora by Evan Boyle

Taking pictures of the night sky can seem daunting at first. Even the name “astrophotography” conjures images of white-coated astronomers engaged in a highly technical enterprise involving a big observatory telescope and rooms full of specialized equipment. But as this aurora image by Evan Boyle demonstrates, pleasing results can be achieved by self-described beginners equipped with nothing more exotic than a DSLR. The key is being in the right place at the right time and knowing how to set your camera for low-light conditions.

Boyle captured the aurora on May 24 from Davis Lake, Saskatchewan. He used a Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera and 18mm f/3.5 lens for this 10-second exposure at ISO 2500.

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