Geminid Meteors - December 2011

A number of large gaps between 19:40 and 20:50 UT allowed me to catch the 16 meteors shown on this composite image. The trails clearly point back to the radiant in Gemini. The brightest meteor would have outshone Jupiter. The Pleaides star cluster is in the middle of the frame and Jupiter is to the right.

Two of the brightest meteors from this session are shown below.

The brightest one of all was recorded on the wide angle view at left and part of it on the other camera at right. This would have easily outshone Jupiter, but unfortunately I was inside warming up with a cup of tea at the time!

Canon EOS 5D   14th December 2011
Wiltshire, England

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