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Image of the day 12/28/2017

    2017 Geminid Meteor Shower, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison

    2017 Geminid Meteor Shower

    Image of the day 12/28/2017

      2017 Geminid Meteor Shower, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison

      2017 Geminid Meteor Shower

      Technical card


      Resolution: 2000x1333

      Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      Taken at Fall Creek Falls State Park in TN.

      Composite image of 30+ meteors captured over five hours.

      Image was captured with a Canon 5D3, SkyWatcher Star Adventuer, and a Gitzo tripod.
      Three photos taken at ISO 400 for 180s to capture the foreground without tracking.
      Five photos taken at ISO 800 for 180s with tracking for pinpoint stars.
      Photos were then taken while tracking at ISO 3200 for 60s with 1s intervals.
      I captured approx. 52 meteors but left out ones that did not radiate from the radiant point near Castor and Pollux.

      Composite photo created by star alignment in Pixinsight, then layered in Photoshop with lighten layers to reveal the meteors and ultimately the radiant point.
      Definitely the most outbursts I’ve seen in years.

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      2017 Geminid Meteor Shower, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison