Night Sky

Prospecting for Eta Aquarids meteors – none in this frame.  Looking southeast, thirty second exposures f/4.0, 17MM ISO 6400.  I set the camera up at 10:30 and set a self-timer delay for 3-1/2 hours, so it would start making exposures around 2AM.   Mars is low at right.

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These next two are consecutive 30 second frames showing an aircraft (given away by the strobing beacon lights), and a satellite that brightened and dimmed during the 60 seconds it took to make these images.

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There are meteors in both of these images:

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Twin satellites – interesting:

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Meteor and aircraft:

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As dawn was breaking, a classic Iridium flare, top right:
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2 Responses to “Night Sky”

  1. Margaret Miller Says:

    Wonderful, Bud! Discovery magazine has a set of photos this month taken by amateur astronomers–fabulous. Want me to send them to you? If so, I need your address.

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