- Locate a nearby storm and place yourself 60-250 miles away, where you can see clear, dark sky above the clouds.
- Sync your camera’s clock to a time source and aim your camera above the storm. Be patient.
- Share your pictures of TLEs with researchers and our community of sprite enthusiasts.
- Time: Hours observing and photographing the sky. Minutes uploading images.
- Equipment: A dedicated Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DLSR) or mirrorless camera and a tripod. A lens with focal length 20-85 mm works best.
- Knowledge: How to use a camera.
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