Aurigid Meteor Shower - September 2007

Aurigid Meteor Shower - September 2007

Image Details

  • 10 seconds, ISO1600
  • Nikon D70s
  • 18-70mm F3.5-4.5 G
  • Photoshop CS
  • 5:20 AM MDT, 09/01/2007
  • Mead, Colorado

The image above shows a member of the Aurigid Meteor Shower as it flashes in the vicinity of the constellation Orion. The meteor shown was one of a three meteor cluster that I observed at 5:20 AM MDT. During the 45 minutes I observed the meteor shower, I saw 20 meteors. Most of the meteors were faint and had short trails as seen above. I did note one bright fireball that went overhead and left a trail of smoke. Unfortunately, it did not enter the camera's field of view.

This image is one of 134 I took between 5:00 AM and 5:35 AM MDT. Of the 134 images taken, 4 had meteors. This image was the best of the group.

This image can be seen at the SpaceWeather Meteor Photo Gallery at