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                   Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:07PM CDT

10/8 aurora borealis over Illinois

By DAN ROBINSON
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Some weak auroras were visible from here tonight. I know this railroad crossing location is probably getting old and stale, but I have yet to capture what I feel is a satisfying shot here, so I just keep trying.

This is a busy mainline, and there are always at least 2 trains passing while I'm set up here. They blow out the shot at the high ISO/open apertures I use shooting auroras though. I need to remember to just stop down when a train passes so I'll have a properly exposed stackable frame. Here, I just severely darkened the train exposures and tried stacking them in:

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