Pauline Macrae

Pauline is a long-term member of the Society, and a former Chairwoman. She helps with many of its projects, including observing sessions and giving talks to schools and youth groups. She owns two Meade GoTo telescopes and an 80mm wide field refractor. A Planetary Specialist for the club, Pauline likes to take pictures of things that require little or no preparation. Just don't go near her with a cheese and kitkat sandwich...

Noctilucent Clouds 07/2003
Noctilucent Clouds 07/2003

Noctilucent clouds from Culloden car park. Taken in July, 2003 at about 0130.

Pauline
Aurora over Inverness autumn 2003
Aurora over Inverness autumn 2003

Facing North over Inverness. Taken in Autumn 2003 on film and scanned onto computer.

Pauline
Aurora (Inverness) autumn 2003
Aurora (Inverness) autumn 2003

Another scanned film shot of a strong Aurora. Autumn 2003. Unusual to see such a strong display over town, considering the light pollution.

Pauline
Young Moon and Mercury 2005
Young Moon and Mercury 2005

2 day old crescent Moon (2.7%) with Mercury to its upper right. Taken with SLR (film!) from the Castle grounds, scanned into computer and contrast enhanced in Photoshop.

Pauline
Noctilucent Clouds 14/07/06
Noctilucent Clouds 14/07/06

This was snapped while observing Jupiter on July 14th 2006. The NLC's took a while to develop and there was some debate among those present as to whether it was really a NLC display or not. It was later confirmed when Ken Kennedy gave a talk to the Society about NLCs and reported a very impressive display all over Europe on... July 14th 2006! Vindication!

Taken with Pentax K1000 SLR with 50mm lens, exposure time 5 seconds or thereabouts.

Pauline
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