Camelopardalid Meteor
Taken by Glen Wurden on May 23, 2014 @ Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
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Exposure Time: 300/10
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2014:05:23 23:27:25
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11:14 pm MDT. Through the clouds. 30 second exposure, 14 mm wide angle, f/2.8, ISO 3200, Nikon D600. Only one every 10 minutes, at the moment
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Its definitely a meteor but unfortunately not a May Camelopardalid. The reason for this is that the trail is travelling at right angles to the two stars at the end of the handle of the Big Dipper/Plough. The May Camelopardalid radiant is roughly in line with these two stars (Alkaid & Mizar). The meteor photographed is travelling at right angles to the direction it would need to be moving in order to belong to the May Camelopardalid shower.
Posted by digitalsky 2014-05-24 08:58:53
I looked at the uncropped photo....yes, indeed, although in the handle region of the Big Dipper....the angle is wrong. It was however a nice meteor (much better by eye, than in the photo).
Posted by gwurden 2014-05-24 20:58:25
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