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Friday, December 17, 2010

Geminid?

A probable Geminid meteor streaks through the sky over Kitt Peak last Sunday night (December 12/13). The meteor appears at left over the McMath Solar Telescope. Orion is prominant right of center with the constellation Gemini near center top. The fisheye distortion in this 2 minute exposure with my 10mm fisheye at f/2.8 (ISO 800) may account for the meteor pointing closer to Leo than Gemini.
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1 comment:

David A. Harvey said...

Got one! The Geminids are tough - unusual number of fainter meteors - more so than than the Perseids and Leonids IMO. The fact that anybody catches these things on "film" is truly astounding. Kudos.