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Eta Aquariids 2020_05_05, 


            Rodney Watters

Eta Aquariids 2020_05_05

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 14mm F/2.8

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 60Da

Mounts: Sirui Tripod 1004 XL

Software: photoshop

Resolution: 1106x1659

Locations: Glanmire Home Observatory, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


A quick snap of a meteor from the Eta Aquariids meteor shower. This is one frame from many multiple frames taken in the early hours of Tuesday morning 5 May 2020 Australian Eastern Standard Time. The camera was running for three hours taking continuous 15 second frames and so far this is the only frame that I believe captured a meteor. Still a nice image though with the planets all nicely lined up along the ecliptic. I will be having another go on Wednesday morning to see if we score a larger bunch. The time stamp on this frame was 3.29am.

Specs for the data acquisition are:
Canon 60Da
Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens @f5.6
15 second exposure
Canon RAW format
Minor adjustments in Photoshop CC for noise, exposure and white balance

The yellow arrow and asterisk ( *) show the apparent radial source of the Eta Aquariids meteors.



Rodney Watters
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Eta Aquariids 2020_05_05, 


            Rodney Watters