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Observation by Ian Sharp: The "Geminid Meteors"

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Observer

Ian Sharp

Observed

2017 Dec 14 - 00:30

Uploaded

2017 Dec 16 - 09:27

Objects

Meteor

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

All 30 second exposures at ISO 1600

Location

Near Tarifa, Spain

Target name

Geminid Meteors

Title

The "Geminid Meteors"

About this image

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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