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 - Fri 3 Apr - 21:52

on i can see the very tip of the tree on lower right

Troy - Fri 3 Apr - 21:51

pretty heavy snow predicted tonight. I don't think there will be much to look at.

Troy - Wed 1 Apr - 20:03

almost forgot to restart it :@ sorry guys. its back online now.

Troy - Wed 1 Apr - 14:25

Restarting the live camera

yogisworld - Sun 29 Mar - 04:14

Simply stunning. Thank you Troy for being able to watch something so beautiful.

Troy - Sun 29 Mar - 00:21

wow the aurora is doing awesome tonight

AKPaeony - Sat 28 Mar - 22:47

The original video is 56 MB in case you want that version?

Troy - Sat 28 Mar - 13:22

The video does indeed look like a Raven. Im going to see if i can post it so everyone else can look at it if they want.

AKPaeony - Fri 27 Mar - 23:29

I don't know? The head was too small for a owl and too spastic where it didn't stop moving. (I've sent Troy to video I look of my computer screen)

Troy - Thu 26 Mar - 23:06

Could’ve been a owl.

Troy - Thu 26 Mar - 23:05

Not likely a Raven at 2:30am. Ravens roost together in a tree at night. Last year I had a pet fox that would hang around when I went up to the camera. Or could be a person. If it’s a person they normally have a light.

AKPaeony - Thu 26 Mar - 03:16

it's a Raven sitting in the same spot trying to spot food running by. Hope it's finds something.

AKPaeony - Thu 26 Mar - 02:39

Either there was a Raven by the camera or a person? Time 2:38 am?

Myra - Sun 22 Mar - 02:14

Oh so pretty love the colors

MikeShow - Thu 19 Mar - 13:13

Thanks Troy.

Troy - Thu 19 Mar - 12:20

Just restarted the server. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. This weekend I plan in testing some software/ hardware for the webcam. I’ll let you know before I make changes.

Troy - Mon 9 Mar - 20:59

I cleaned off the camera and now it’s snowing again

Troy - Tue 3 Mar - 20:53

ok. everything is back to normal. I will mess more with it at a later date.

Troy - Tue 3 Mar - 20:24

well unless the aurora comes out. Then ill just leave it

Troy - Tue 3 Mar - 20:24

camera is back on. after the kids go to bed im going to mess with the settings some more.

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