Photo of the Week — “Big Dipper and Aurora”

Low auroral band and the big dipper over rock outcropping and spruce.

The big dipper and north star is the subject of the Flag of Alaska (designed by 13 year old Benny Benson in 1927, when Alaska was still a territory). I thought it would be nice to have an aurora photo with the constellation as a centerpiece. Taken on Murphy Dome.

Nikon D7000
sigma 17-50 mm f/2.8 ex dc os hsm
Focal Length:  17 mm
ISO:           1600
Aperture:      f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 20 sec

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