This is a 3 part post please read everything so you dont miss out on juicy details later. First off we had a very nice aurora last night which started out very cloudy. My guest at the Mt. Aurora Fairbanks Creek Lodge reported that the aurora started around 12am. They were able to take some very nice photos. I had to go to bed early due to a chance that I had to work at the ski area the next morning.

Are you a aurora watcher in the Fairbanks area? Have you asked yourself any of the following questions: Where do I go to see the aurora? What happens if I need to use the bathroom while I'm out? I wish I could have a nice place to stay and watch the aurora? I could use some help with some basic aurora photography tips?

Well if you answered any of those questions with a yes, I'm hosting an aurora viewing at the Skiland lodge. The price is $25 per person. It includes warm place to stay, bathrooms, free coffee and tea. Group rates avaiable. Please contact me via e-mail for more details

Finally last night was the second test of my time lapse program. I have posted it on facebook. It should also be embedded here below this post.


Troy - Thu 23 Apr - 21:25

sun going down on the left

Myra - Tue 14 Apr - 02:46

Pretty sky some color

Myra - Sun 12 Apr - 15:06

Looks good

Troy - Sun 12 Apr - 08:22

Ok I think it should be fixed

Troy - Sun 12 Apr - 08:08

I’ll reset the server.

AKPaeony - Sun 12 Apr - 00:47

The live camera shows clouds and wants to time out. The free camera shows an Aurora across the sky.

Troy - Fri 10 Apr - 01:18

server came back. old setup is back online.

Troy - Fri 10 Apr - 00:41

Well i crashed the other server. looks like we are stuck with this new setup until i get up to the dome tomorrow.

Troy - Fri 10 Apr - 00:07

ok the new setup is online. its a little dark right now. I'm going to leave it up for a little while then ill revert back to the old one.

Troy - Thu 9 Apr - 23:57

shouldn't be long then ill put the the old one back

Troy - Thu 9 Apr - 23:57

im going to turn off the camera and test this new setup.

Troy - Thu 9 Apr - 23:57

anyone awake?

Troy - Wed 8 Apr - 18:03

KP level is up. If it’s clear we should see some aurora tonight.

Troy - Wed 8 Apr - 16:46

ok. back online. Good news I was able to get a new day time camera. When i get a chance to get up to the camera i will get it back online

Troy - Wed 8 Apr - 16:43

going to restart the live camera.

Troy - Sun 5 Apr - 22:17

I have standby this weekend for work. I should be able to talk more Monday evening. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Post them here or email them to me. I’m going to try to get some sleep before work calls me again. Cya soon!

Troy - Sun 5 Apr - 22:13

After that you have to check the local forecast. Normally if the sky is clear and the stars are out you have a pretty good chance of seeing “some” aurora. If you time it when we are having a solar storm then it can be a lot better

Troy - Sun 5 Apr - 22:10

Hi guys! Welcome new members. I just got done with a very long shift at the day job. I personally use spaceweather.com They do a pretty good job of letting you know when big solar storms are coming. I think I’m using the free newsletter email.

Donnacole1 - Sun 5 Apr - 14:31

Thanks Myra?

Myra - Sun 5 Apr - 14:05

Soft serve news lets you know!

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