2004 - 50 shots, 1 meteor
Instrument: 28mm f/2.8 Albinar
Platform: Aurora Cam with Robotic Barndoor
Film: Konica 400
Exposure: 10 mins
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5100 ft.
Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10
Outside Temperature: 0 C
Processing: Photoshop CS
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Meteor shower for 2004 was not the richest shower we have seen
in recent years, however several good fireballs were seen visually.
This is the results of TWO nights November 18-19 and 19-20th
and the robotic aurora cam exposed two rolls of film on these
nights, over 50 shots. Careful examination of all the negatives
revealed only one meteor was captured despite the fast film and
large aperture lens. It was a good Venus brightness fireball
however, and here is the shot which was taken on about 3am on
the morning of the 20th. The sickle of Leo can be seen on the
lower right, and the bowl of the big dipper on the left. The
meteor, a very blue object is seen upper left.
HERE for the larger view