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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Camelopardalids

Did you stay up for it? The brand new meteor shower - the Camelopardalids  - the result of the Earth's passing through the debris cast off by comet 209P/LINEAR back in the 1800s.  This is the first time that we've passed through this debris.

My daughter and I went out to watch. We drove out about half an hour out of town so as to get away from the light pollution.  And we weren't disappointed.  In the hour and a half that we were out, we saw several.

Here are a couple of pictures that I took. (The first two have some meteor streaks.  The second two do not, but I like the way they turned out. )

Camelopardalids 1 photo Camelopardalids1_zpsaf91e5a3.jpg

Camelopardalids 2 photo Camelopardalids2_zps82a24ef8.jpg

Camelopardalids 3 photo Camelopardalids4_zpse1c4eb0b.jpg

Camelopardalids 4 photo Camelopardalids5_zps07f55c50.jpg


  1. After looking at them again... I have half convinced myself that they are not meteor tails, after all, but rather satellites. We DID see several meteors, but I'm not sure I've captured them in these photographs. Still and all - they look very nice i think...


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