They are by no means professional....just a pocket digital camera with a steadily shaky hand. . There were some obstructions....keep in mind we can watch a good view of the northern sky from the windows of the back of the house or off the back deck, but considering we are limited on where we can walk without sinking ass high in snow, tree limbs are an issue... It's raw footage... But it's live! Happening right now.....been happening for the last hour now and it keeps getting better! Reminds us of one of many reasons why we love living here!