Quadrantid Meteor through Trees 2011

Quadrantid Meteor Shower. Jan. 3-4th, 2011.


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  • NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center PRO 4y

    Fantastic image of the Quadrantids!
  • Rhonda Kennedy 4y

    Very beautiful picture. I want to try a shot this year. Would you be willing to share the exposure time?
  • Diana Michaels 4y

    Amazing shot !!
  • Michael 4y

    Cool! saw on nasa.gov.
  • John Flannery PRO 4y

    Excellent shot. Love the tree limbs. They really add to this shot. Great meteor trail.
  • asaingurl 4y

    great perspective :)
  • Pat 2jp 4y

    Fantastic shot! Nicely done!
  • Gus Thomas 4y

    Rhonda Kennedy The exposure time depends on a lot of different factors. The basic formula for figuring out the exposure is 600/focal length of the lens (i.e. 600/ 20mm lens =30sec exposure). Remember to take into account that if you are using a smaller sized sensor camera like a Canon 60D that would be 20mmx1.6 = 32mm to get your true focal length.
    Some of it is trial and error to get the shot. The wider the lens the longer exposure you can make, which helps. You need to pump up your ISO pretty high set your camera focus to manual and focus to infinite. Tripod is a must! A cable release helps to minimize camera shake.
    I was told that shooting stars is addictive and it surely is. I hope this helps some. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

    Nice shot Jeff!
  • Einar Sveinn magnusson 3y

    Amazing shot !!
  • Jónas Ottósson PRO 3y

    That's a beauty.
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