Quadrantid Meteor through Trees 2011

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

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    1. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center 40 months ago | reply

      Fantastic image of the Quadrantids!

    2. rhondakennedyin2000 39 months ago | reply

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

    3. Diana Michaels 39 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot !!

    4. RalphTheWonderLlama 39 months ago | reply

      Cool! saw on nasa.gov.

    5. DrPhotoMoto 39 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot. Love the tree limbs. They really add to this shot. Great meteor trail.

    6. asaingurl 39 months ago | reply

      great perspective :)

    7. Pat 2jp 39 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot! Nicely done!

    8. Gus Thomas 39 months ago | reply

      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!

    9. Einar Sveinn 37 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot !!

    10. Jonas Ottos 27 months ago | reply

      That's a beauty.

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