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 - Sun 13 Jun - 12:22

Due to almost 24 hour daylight the chance to see the aurora is slim to none until sometime in August. I will try to keep the cameras going through the summer. Currently I’m having a issue with my internet. So the live camera is offline.

Myra - Thu 6 May - 16:34

Thanks Troy

Troy - Thu 6 May - 10:38

Going to restart the streaming sever after work. Should be on before dark.

AKPaeony - Sat 1 May - 21:33

Can see again thanks Troy.

MikeShow - Sat 1 May - 20:32

Looking good with me. Thanks Troy.

Troy - Sat 1 May - 19:55

let me know how it’s working for you?

Troy - Sat 1 May - 19:54

I was able to get some temporary internet going. I’m not sure how stable this will be. I will check on the cameras soon to see if they are still going. I will update here if something happens again.

Myra - Sat 1 May - 16:18

Ok Thanks

Troy - Sat 1 May - 12:24

Heading up to the camera site today to try to get some type of temporary network installed enough to run the cameras.

Troy - Thu 29 Apr - 20:16

2” of snow forecast tomorrow. Still no word from ISP. I’m calling around for another. I can’t go with the new one I just called as I need to install a new service pole.

AKPaeony - Wed 28 Apr - 23:58

Troy, it looks like you've tried your best and I'm certain that you'll find a solution. Be thankful that most people are busy diverting water and the sky hasn't been that active with a full moon and longer day light. 4 ' of snow = problems :)

Troy - Tue 27 Apr - 15:14

No reply from ISP (Internet service provider) Trying to find backup or alternate. This could take days. I will post more when I get some answers. I’m sorry everyone.

Troy - Sun 25 Apr - 20:39

Internet is still out at the camera site. I’ve tried to call tech support. No reply. Hopefully since tomorrow is Monday I can get it going again and back online. Otherwise I’ll need to find a new internet company. Sorry everyone.

Troy - Sat 24 Apr - 22:05

I'll try to go out and point it at some aurora later

Troy - Sat 24 Apr - 22:03

Currently running a setup from home since internet is down at the cam site

Troy - Sat 24 Apr - 22:01

For some reason the internet is down at the camera site. I’m not sure how well this is going to work.

Troy - Sat 24 Apr - 12:21

Live cam is offline for a few. I’ll get it going before it gets dark

Troy - Tue 20 Apr - 21:15

Ok it’s going. I’m going to walk away.

Troy - Tue 20 Apr - 19:35

i broke it. ill have to go up and restart it again

Troy - Tue 20 Apr - 19:14

still playing with there server. its offline for a few mins

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