Friday, August 16, 2013

Testing out a low light color camera for Sprite and Meteor recording.

I've been experimenting with the new SuperCircuits PC165dnr low light color camera.
Last evening we had a line of storms move though the area and it was a perfect lineup to capture some sprites as storms moved in from Oklahoma. I just wish my timestamp overlay hadnt decided to throw errors!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lightning and sprites from Hawley, Tx Jun,4 2013

Last night I had an isolated thunderstorm move slowly from north to south east of my camera location. After being treated to a evening lightning show the storm moved off clearing the skies to reveal sprites dancing above storms up in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Here is a night long time lapse of the show!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sprites over storms in the Oklahoma Panhandle 6-3-2013

Last night was an active TLE (Transient Luminous Event) evening.
Storms to my north over the Oklahoma Panhandle produced numerous sprites.
Sprites and Jets are triggered by large Positive Cloud to ground lightning discharges. they occur high in the atmosphere on the edge of space and thus can be seen far away from the storms that spawn them.
Sprites last only 10 milliseconds or so.
This is a time lapse of the evening I created by stringing together all the images captured last night.