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‎"Geminid Spiral"

An 18 minute Composite of The Gemind Meteor Shower over Sussex, New Jersey 12/13/12. This is a combination of 14 images ranging from 30 seconds to 4 mins exposure time per image. The spiral is the path of stars in the night sky aligned with the celestial pole Polaris, the north star, during the night. In all i counted about 250 meteors during the hours of 12a-5a. Including faint ones i believe there are 5 in this image How many meteors can you find?

 

_Image settings_

Shutter <17.5 mins

Aperture F3.5

manual mode

Tungsten WB

Focal length 18mm

ISO !00/200/400/800

Sony Alpha a390 DSLR

Sony SAM18-55mm F3.5/5.6 lens

Tripod mounted

Jason E. Jenkins

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012

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Taken on December 14, 2012