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One Lone Camelopardalid Meteor (Nope, just an Iridium flare!), 



    
        

            Charles Ward

One Lone Camelopardalid Meteor (Nope, just an Iridium flare!)

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One Lone Camelopardalid Meteor (Nope, just an Iridium flare!), 



    
        

            Charles Ward

One Lone Camelopardalid Meteor (Nope, just an Iridium flare!)

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i


Dates:May 23, 2014

Frames: 1x30" (30")

Integration: 30"

Avg. Moon age: 24.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.72%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 284598


Resolution: 1734x1155

Description

Well, it was by and large a bust: not much activity before midnight and that's when the fog rolled in. I don't know how much activity there was after -- I guess I will find out on the internet tomorrow. I managed to capture this one lone meteor in 2 hours, and there is also a plane obtruding in the shot. I hope the rest of you had better luck!

EDIT: Just discovered this was not a meteor, just an Iridium flare. Oh, well! http://www.heavens-above.com/flaredetails.aspx?fid=15&lat=37.0929&lng=-121.5384&loc=Coyote+Lake&alt=237&tz=PST

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One Lone Camelopardalid Meteor (Nope, just an Iridium flare!), 



    
        

            Charles Ward