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Lyrid meteors with aurora | by my2boggan
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Lyrid meteors with aurora

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I took 150 shots over 2 hours and only caught half a dozen meteors. This shot is a composite of those images: one main image with a handful of imported (and rotated) meteors from other shots. I think there may have been more, but the aurora were out all night. Also, long exposure noise reduction meant that my camera sensor was only actually capturing light <50% of the time.


I took a nap so I could stay up late, and I scouted this location in the daylight (treacherous walking) using a compass and some information I got using Cybersky (so I would know the rough location of the radiant point of the shower.)

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Taken on April 22, 2012