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Aurigidit - 1.9.2021 at 00.24 - 1.9.2021 at 01.04 Espoo Observation number 100875

Visibility IV / V

Mika Yrjölä, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

When it had become clear a few days earlier that Alpha Aurigids might have a more spectacular spike this year, this flock of meteors had to be taken a look for the first time in their lives.

There was a bit of a thin cloud in the sky by the time I was shooting, but luckily it disappeared pretty much while I tuned the camera to click the pictures. The balance left for about half an hour was one pretty decent fireball, which at 00.53 luckily hit the camera's field of view and ended up in the image of an observation when the direction of travel seemed to rumble quite a bit in the sun guides. A couple of other less spectacular meteors that probably belonged to the flock hit their own eyes, and as a bonus, a single relatively spectacular meteor that tumbled in the direction of the Driver rather. When the weather was still nice outside to admire the sky, this is a good trip.



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Canon 5D mk IV, ISO 800, 30s, Sigma 14mm f / 1.8 with full aperture. The light pollution was quite heavy, but it left relatively nicely with PixInsight. Shots cropped heavily.

Comments: 1 pcs
Veikko Mäkelä - 2.9.2021 at 15.17 Report this

Taidettiin Helsingin Pornaistenniemellä nähdä sama.  En ihan tulipallokirkkauteen sitä itse luokitellut, mutta miinusmagnitudeille kylläkin.

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