Observation by Grant Privett: Geminid

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Grant Privett


Grant Privett


2023 Dec 14 - 01:40


2023 Dec 14 - 11:17



  • Canon M3
  • 15-85mm f/3.5 zoom

13secs 3200ISO



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Early on this was a miserable evening but by 22:30 it was clearing so I thought it was worth a try. 

Took 200 + frames and only got meteors on 5 of them, with 3 of those coming within 2 minutes and in near enough the same location.

I was originally using a 14mm Samyang f/2.8 but, after an hour, that dewed up and I switched lenses to the zoom.

It was -1.5C but there was no breeze - fortunately. 

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Nick Hewitt
Nick Hewitt, 2023 Dec 14 - 14:39 UTC

Super! You are fortunate to have such an iconic foreground. Northampton Lidl just isn't the same.

Grant Privett
Grant Privett, 2023 Dec 14 - 21:41 UTC

True. But you try buying loaf of bread and pint of milk at Stonehenge!

Jeremy Shears
Jeremy Shears, 2023 Dec 14 - 22:33 UTC

Just seen Grant’s pic on BBC News at 10. Congratulations!

Graham Winstanley
Graham Winstanley, 2023 Dec 14 - 23:22 UTC

Well done on your BBC exposure. Great picture.

I wonder if the builders of Stonehenge viewed the Geminds.

Grant Privett
Grant Privett, 2023 Dec 14 - 23:55 UTC

Oh, I had no idea.

Didn't the Geminids first appear in the Victorian era?

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