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Contains:  Solar system body or event
Meteor photobombs a star party, 


            Jeff Booth

Meteor photobombs a star party

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Canon T5i

Accessory: 6mm 180-degree wide-field DSLR lens Bower

Resolution: 666x461

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


This is a twice-lucky image.
It was, in the first instance, lucky because the 17-second camera-on-a-tripod exposure caught this ex-terrestrial body and its apparent break-up. It seems that some folks at the Feb. 27, 2017, Dark Sky Star Party did, indeed, see it ... not me though, as I was likely looking away from it at the time ...... Location was Long Sault Conservation Area, near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The event was a scheduled Dark Sky Party/Education Outreach event of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Toronto Centre.
In the second instance, it was even luckier because I did not see this image when the photos from that event were downloaded from the camera to my computer.
Nearly a year later, I happened to be looking for something else and noticed, among the thumbnail\photo icons in this particular Desktop folder, an odd bit of light in one of them.
Opening up that thumbnail to find out what that odd bit of light might be, revealed this image.
This image rather made my day – even if it was 11 months late.



Jeff Booth
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Meteor photobombs a star party, 


            Jeff Booth