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Observation by Peter Meadows: Bright Geminid

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Peter Meadows

Observer

Peter Meadows

Observed

2017 Dec 15 - 00:15

Uploaded

2017 Dec 15 - 16:31

Objects

Meteor

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Constellation

Cancer

Field centre

RA: 08h17m
Dec: +29°56'
Position angle: -42°10'

Field size

49° × 37°

Equipment
  • Imaging Source DMK31 Camera
  • Opticstar 2.8 to 12.0mm f1.4 Lens
Exposure

10s

Location

Galleywood, Essex

Target name

Bright Geminid

Title

Bright Geminid

About this image

Despite a mixed forecast I used an Imaging Source Camera & Lens last night (14/15th Dec) for automatic imaging of the Geminids. With the camera pointing east, a bright geminid was imaged at 00:15:28 UT in a 9.7s exposure. A faint train is visible in the next exposure. Tracing the meteor path back leads to Castor in Gemini and the radiant of the Geminids.

So it was worth putting the camera out even though there was a covering of snow in the morning.

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Nick James
Nick James, 2017 Dec 16 - 09:42 UTC

Very nice capture Peter. I got this one too from a few miles away. The still is here.

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