As it turns out, however, you can't go very long without those "pesky" auroras showing back up down here! After taking a few of the more traditional pictures, I ended up getting a ton of aurora shots. It was actually surprising how bright some of the aurora were after it had been so clear! They were also very dynamic, so I was able to get a ton of different shots all within a relatively short amount of time. I am still experimenting with the photography so that is why some pictures are brighter than others. I also don't do any post-editing which could bring out some of the colors a little better. I might do this in the future, but for now, the pictures are a little more raw.
The photos below are a small selection of the full set with a little bit of commentary. The full album is located at https://goo.gl/photos/rCrTdSzRFdYtV8Xy8.
|The Milky Way with the Large Magellanic Cloud in the upper left corner!|
|The Large Magellanic Cloud (center-ish) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (upper-left-ish).|
|Me, auroras, and the Milky Way!|
|I really like the structure of this one.|
|This one looks like a bird to me... maybe a phoenix!|
|Aurora under the Milky way!|
|The flag line leading to the dark sector is lit up with auroras!|