(meteorobs) 2010 Quadrantids Meteor Photo

Mike Hankey mike.hankey at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 14:13:52 EST 2011

With no moon and almost no clouds, we had a pretty awesome night for
the peak of the Quadrantids.

Inspired by Pierre Martin's Geminid photos, I decided to mount the
DSLR and fisheye lens atop my CGEM and take some piggy backs. I shot
25 second ISO 800 exposures from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM EST. I only
captured one meteor the whole night, but it was a good one.

The meteor left behind a smoke trail that I photographed for 20+
consecutive shots, that's almost 10 minutes. I think this may have
been a small fireball.

I made an animated gif showing the meteor and the smoke trail that
dissipated afterward. You can see it here.



Mike Hankey
Freeland MD

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