Sprite And Andromeda Galaxy
Taken by Petr Horálek on June 11, 2018 @ Proseč, Czech Republic
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The stormy weather over Europe in recent days is perfectly favorable for capturing upper atmosphere lightning, called red spites. Despite short nights over the Czech Republic (due to summer solstice season) I was finally lucky last night, on 11th June 2018 after midnight. This red sprite occured most likely over large thunderstorm located east from Polland city Czestochowa, about 300 km from my observation site of Proseč, Czech Republic. As a bonus, a faint meteor fell in the view during the exposure directed to both Andromeda and Pegasus constellations, with the bright Andromeda galaxy in the left upper corner of the shot. Now I just hope for another great thunderstorms around to get even better closer „spritening“ on my camera :) Used Canon 6D Baader IR modified, Takumar 50 mm, f1.4, ISO 5000, 5s exposure from tripod.
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