Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Early morning 12-12-12, no sign of Geminids just yet!

The Geminid meteor shower is supposed to produce 50-120 meteors per hour over the next few days, peaking at around 2:00am on Friday, December 14. Well, I didn't feel like waiting because we had a crystal clear sky last night, so I left my point-and-shoot out overnight to see if I could catch any early Geminids.

No such luck. I found a site that says the Geminids was producing around 24 meteors per hour last night (via Astroguyz), unfortunately none visible to my tiny camera. Let's hope the clear skies hold for another couple nights so I can try again.

235 stacked images of Gemini, ISO 400 for 15 sec each
235 stacked images of Gemini, ISO 400 for 15 sec each
meteor camera
My sophisticated meteor camera set-up

Geminids should appear to originate from Castor (StarWalk app)
Geminids should appear to originate from Castor (StarWalk app)

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