Northern Panorama


As I live in the Arctic part of Swedish Lapland, the environment and the climate places special demands on equipment and photographer. In my YouTube channel I will focus on cold climate astrophotography – how could the equipment cope with temperatures below -20°C. What challenges could you front being an astrophotographer at latitudes at 66-67°N.

I photographed The Andromeda Galaxy and Aurora Borealis at the same time from a bortle 2 site

Orion Nebula M42 with the ZWo ASI 2600MC Pro

The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula with the ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro

The Elephant’s trunk nebula shot from Raktenjávrre in Ultevis Mountain Forest Reserve at 67°N in the Arctic Part of Swedish Lapland.

The North America Nebula with the ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro

The North America Nebula shot with the ZWO ASI 2600 MC pro from a bortle 2 location near Jokkmokk in Arctic part of Swedish Lapland. During the shooting it was -22-23°C cold. Harsh conditions for the equipment as well as the photographer!

Astrophotography at the Arctic Circle – How to cope with the cold

Is it possible to do astrophotography in temperatures below -20°C? Could you use a mount at latitudes of 66-67°N? And how do you cope with the cold as a photographer? These are my insights based on experiences of astrophotography in the arctic part of Swedish Lapland.