Comet 46P With Earthgrazer Meteor
Taken by John Ashley on December 6, 2018 @ Rising Sun, Glacier National Park
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Exposure Time: 30/1
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2018:12:06 13:21:39
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I was setting up a camera at 2:35 a.m. to photograph Comet Wirtanen, tripped the shutter for a 30-second test frame to check my focus, and this super-bright meteor flew slowly between the comet (the green fuzzy) and the mountains, left to right. It lasted for approximately four seconds, and I never saw any color but white. It left behind a glowing smoke train that lasted for at least 24 minutes.

The meteor went dark just above Dusty Star Mountain, or Iszika-kakatosi in Blackfeet, which translates to smoking star. I was hoping to photograph the comet above that mountain, but the interloping meteor stole the show. Nikon D750, Rokinon 24mm lens @ f1.4, 30 sec, ISO 3200.
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That would make a great photo on the wall.
Posted by scotty1 2018-12-06 17:04:53
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