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The "Geminid Meteors"


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About this observation
Ian Sharp
Time of observation
14/12/2017 - 00:30
Geminid Meteors
Observing location
Near Tarifa, Spain
Canon 6D DSLR (astro-modified)
Samyang 14mm f/2.4 lens at f/2.8
Astrotrac mount
All 30 second exposures at ISO 1600

This shot of the 2017 Geminids was taken by Ian Sharp at a location near to Tarifa in south western Spain.  It is a composite of 6 images, all taken on the night of 13/14 Dec 2017. 

The background image is a stack of 20 of the 30 second exposures he was taking for the meteors.  The 6 meteor shots were then overlaid and blended using the "layers" functionality in Photoshop.

The bright meteor was seen and estimated to have been about Mag -1. 

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