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Geminid Meteor Shower

“Geminids over Gates Pass”

What an incredible show we had here in Tucson, Arizona! This was definitely the best show of the year. I was able to see about 50 per hour! We were fortunate enough to have clear skies on the first Peak night on 12-12-12 through the morning of 12-13-12 but the desert had other, rainy plans for the best peak night.

Everlasting Productions hired me to shoot some time-lapses of this incredible event for their documentary…and I am sure glad they did! I mean…I would’ve shot it anyway, but, they loaned me their Canon 5DMKIII to shoot with! I’ve been wanting to try this beast out and I absolutely loved it. And to top that…they let me use their Carl Zeiss glass! I got some pretty sharp images with it. Time to start saving.

I may put together a short 1 minute video so you can see what the Geminids had to show, so stay tuned!

Anyways, here are some composites of about 30 frames from a time-lapse I shot of the Geminid Meteor shower at Gates Pass in Tucson, Arizona on the morning of 12-13-12. You can see M31 (Andromeda Galaxy 2.5million light years away) at the left next to the Milky way.

These imagse took a lot of work as I had to scroll through about 400 frames and find which frames had shooting stars in them, then cut out every meteor and blend.

UPDATE:
Space.com used my photo on their Geminid Meteor shower write-up!
http://www.space.com/18906-geminid-meteor-shower-skywatcher-photos.html

Earthsky.org also used my image in their daily news!
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e56e7a92b1c5790f7343ef95a&id=4fa72a7c0d&e=e0873f2949

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Camera Details:
Canon 5DMKIII
Carl Zeiss 21mm F/2.8 Distagon
ISO 3200, 20 seconds.

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