Wednesday, July 02, 2008

3 sprites July 1-2 2008

Caught this beauty last night from my roof terrace in Sant Vicenç de Castellet in northeastern Spain (near Manresa). The storm was close to Pic du Midi in the Pyrenees. Its size was a big surprise for me as the previous two were rather small. I can't guarantee I didn't miss any sprites because I was fiddling with some camera settings and turned off Detection mode... only to discover I was still in Preview mode 15 minutes later... oops.
Earlier this season Serge Soula operated the camera in Lannemezan and obtained 17 sprites on May 24-25th, and 2 on May 12-13th, including a very nice one:
Currently, the Danish team is reinstalling the camera at Monte Corona on Corsica, and Pic du Midi is ready to be operated.