Best set up for Aurora Display in Yorkshire, UK

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  1. Bend The Light

    Bend The Light No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's predicted that tonight the Aurora Borialis will be visible (if the cloud clears) tonight as far south in the UK as Yorkshire and Lancashire. I may wander out with my gear if it looks like the sky will clear, but was wondering what the best set up would be to capture the Northern Lights after sunset?

    I have a Canon 400d (iso to 1600), 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses, several M42 lenses inc. 28mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8, 135mm 2.8, macro tubes, x2 converters. I have a solid tripod, too, and a couple of less solid tripods. On camera flsh, plus 2 old flash guns triggered by optical triggers.

    So, with that in mind, what would give best results with the kit I have?

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    Don't get your hopes up, I have lived in Aberdeen and worked offshore north of Shetland for years in a former life and am still waiting to see this spectacular effect, due to light pollution on mainland UK I suspect even those in the most northerly regions will see zilch, I await your results, I'll be in the pub. H
     

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