Geminid Meteor Shower

Early Friday morning was the peak of Geminid meteor shower.  My camera braved the wind and the cold at the separate locations south of Cochrane near the Trans-Canada Highway.  Apart from setting up at each new spot and checking the gear occasionally, I stayed in my car wrapped up in a heavy blanket.  The shower lived up to expectations and I saw a lot of streaks across the sky.  A few of those were in the camera’s field of view.

I used 30 second exposures and then stacked each location’s set to create the star trails. I used the program StarStaX to stack the individual photographs (great program – fast, clean and free – donate if you try it and find that you like it).

To be honest, I was hoping for a few more big streaks across the scene so I’m looking forward to trying it again (next year!)  Two separate flights carved through the second scene that I photographed.  That looked cool though not what I was planning for.  The sunrise which followed was exceptional and I will share a few of those photos soon.

8 responses

  1. Pingback: Sunrise after the Geminids | Christopher Martin Photography

  2. Very nice! Fun to see your efforts!

    December 19, 2018 at 7:10 am

  3. Wow! Amazing!

    December 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm

  4. Amazing!!!

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    December 18, 2018 at 8:27 pm

  5. wow!

    December 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm

  6. Anonymous

    Wow..great photos!

    December 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm

  7. So beautiful!!!!!

    December 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

  8. Anonymous

    Great photos!

    December 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm

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