Two Eta Aquarid Meteors (astronomy desert mountains sky manipulated+images nighttime ). Photo by polymorph

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

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