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Two Eta Aquarid Meteors

Uploaded by: polymorph

Friday May 3, 2013

Embudo, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I captured two Eta Aquarii this morning, at 4:45-4:46am in two separate frames from my time lapse that are merged together here. By doing this as a composite it is easier to point them back to the the radiant, in the "water jar" asterism that is the Y shape to the left of the moon. The moon is a waning crescent, but to expose for stars requires overexposing the moon which washes out the earthshine portion. Tomorrow and Sunday morning, 4-6am is the best viewing time.

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1. polymorph
8:14 PM GMT on May 03, 2013
Here's the time lapse. If you watch it in HD very closely, at the right time (7 seconds until the end) and place (under the moon) you can see the two meteors from the photo above.

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I'm a reader, writer and troublemaker. I also like to take pictures and make time lapses.

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