Geminid Meteors
Taken by Mark A. Brown on December 14, 2017 @ Marion, Iowa
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 60D
Exposure Time: 15/1
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 500
Date Taken: 2017:12:14 12:39:24
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Temperatures hovered around 13 degrees Fahrenheit as I ventured outside this morning to spy some Geminids. Despite some high thin clouds the Geminids did not disappoint even from my moderately light polluted skies. I was able to witness a number of bright meteors - some rivaling the brightness of Jupiter and perhaps Venus (magnitude -2.0 to -4.0). The sky transparency appeared to wane from time to time due to the thin clouds.

I was fortunate to capture one bright meteor streaking from SW to NE through the constellations of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor...looking closely you can see a satellite tracking through the field as well.

The time-lapse star trailed image (~20-minutes) shows two bright meteors, a couple of airplane trails and some faint satellites.

I focused much of my attention to the north as that was the least light polluted portion of the sky.

The images were captured with a Canon 60Da, 17-50mm Sigma lens @ 17mm, ISO 500, 15 second exposures.
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