Quadrantid Meteor
Taken by Kevin Palmer on January 4, 2017 @ Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
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Exposure Time: 20/1
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 6400
Date Taken: 2017:01:04 15:28:05
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Last night I stayed at a cabin in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming to try photographing the Quadrantid meteor shower. The temperature dropped to -15°F and the clouds cleared up a bit before midnight. But then snow showers moved in later on. I only captured one meteor shortly before 3AM that was bright enough to shine through the cloud cover.
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Trail does not appear to be from the Quadrantid radiant, lacks color, and has all the earmarks of an Iridium satellite flare.

Posted by owleye1 2017-01-04 17:08:12
still beautiful photos!
Posted by esplaobs 2017-01-04 18:52:21
Love the shot, but it appears to be a Iridium flare and not a Quadrantid.
Posted by HDT 2017-01-04 20:22:14
12 thumbs up
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