2009 Leonid Meteor
From 2:20am at the peak of the 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower. The radiant seems correct for Leo rising in the east.
There is a rare amount of meteor detail in this shot. A particle streaks ahead of an awesome double afterglow and colorful train.
ISO 1600, K20D with an old Super Takumar m42 50mm 1:1.4 open all the way for 6 seconds and continuous.
I didn't crop or reframe the photo at all. The train even hung around for the the next exposure that started over 6 seconds later.
50mm isn't that big a field. I was about to switch to a much wider but slower lens. Glad I didn't, it is like the thing is posing for the 50mm.
A closeup of the afterglow is here.
A closeup of the persistent train as it was disintegrating over 6 seconds later is here.
Explored Nov 17, 2009 #23
Seen on the Your Best Shot 2009 Starry Sky Flickr Blog entry.
More info about the setup here.