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Quadrantid Meteors and Startrails

Quadrantid Meteors and Startrails

I took about 700 pictures over 7 hours late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning of the quandrantid meteor shower. I combined the clearest 300 of them to make the star trails, and then went and found individual pictures with the brightest meteors and overlayed them on top. I also found three planes flying overhead and overlayed those as well. The gaps in those plane streaks heading towards the horizon show how long my camera was taking between frames.


Wow. This is a truly amazing image. Almost hypnotic.

Great shot! and stunning sky. I did think about merging my shots to create startrails, but unfortunatelly I live near the second bussiest airport in the world, that just doesnt seem to sleep.

You could get some awesome merged shots of the airplane trails though!

This is great. I got to observe yesterday- it was really clear! Really, it was completely cloudy all week and yesterday it got clear!

Timelapse video here. Note: this isn't worth watching unless you do it in HD and full screen.

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