Australian Antarctic Magazine - Issue 28: June 2015

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Casey Station mechanical supervisor, Gordon Tait, captured this image of the aurora australis (southern lights) in March this year. The photo is part of a panorama of three images stitched together to show the extent of the aurora over Casey and the amazing colours produced. Gordon used his Nikon D750 with a 20 mm lens, set to 20 seconds exposure, an aperture of f/2.2 and ISO 1250. In balmy −12°C temperatures and no wind, Gordon said conditions were perfect for setting up his shots.