Geminid Meteor Shower - December 2007

Geminid Meteor Shower - December 2007

Image Details

  • (8) 10 second exposures, ISO1000
  • Nikon D70s
  • Nikon 18-70mm F3.5-4.5 G
  • Photoshop CS3
  • 10:00 - 11:15 PM MST
  • Mead, Colorado

This image shows two members of the Geminid Meteor shower in the constellation of Orion on the evening of December 14, 2007. While visually observing the shower on this night, I saw an average of one meteor every ten minutes.

The field of view seen in the image shows the constellations Gemini in the upper left, Orion in the upper right, and part of Canis Major in the lower right. Mars, on its way to opposition on December 24 is the brightest "star" in Gemini, while Sirius, the brightest star, is in Canis Major.

This image is is a composite of 8 out of 244 images that I took between 10:00 PM and 11:15 PM MST.