Observation by Ian Sharp: The "Geminid Meteors"

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Ian Sharp


2017 Dec 14 - 00:30


2017 Dec 16 - 09:27



  • Canon 6D DSLR (astro-modified)
  • Samyang 14mm f/2.4 lens at f/2.8
  • Astrotrac mount

All 30 second exposures at ISO 1600


Near Tarifa, Spain

Target name

Geminid Meteors


The "Geminid Meteors"

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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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