2019 Moon with Geminid Meteors
This photo was taken in the suburb of Beijing, China, from the evening of December 13 to the early morning of December 14, 2019. The exposure time of each photo was 2 seconds, and the whole night's shooting made me get nearly 10000 photos! It is very difficult to find meteors in those image. The shorter exposure time could help me to find the faint meteors hidden in the bright moonlight. Finally, I combined the nine meteors I captured into the final image. The background star image is made up of 100 of the images.
My equipment: EF 50 f/1.2L Canon 6D.
2018 46P and Geminid Meteors
On the morning of December 14, 2018, the night before the Gemini meteor shower reached its maximum, I came to Mentougou District, Beijing, where I was waiting for the Gemini meteor shower. Comet 46P happened to be in the best observation period these days. I goto my telescope to the comet. In four hours, five Gemini meteors were recorded in front of the comet. The meeting of comets and meteors may be a rare encounter in the universe.
My equipment: FS 60CB telescope with zoom lens, equivalent focal length 256 mm; Nikon D810a, exposure 10 seconds, ISO10000.
2017 Geminid Meteors in Winter
2017 December 13th, I came to a northeast city, TongLiao, Inner Mongolia, China. It is clear but very cold. The temperature is minus 20 degree. More than five hours exposure time record more than fifty meteors. There are some fireballs in the image and a persistent train could be find at the left. In addition, the winter constellation, airglow and milkyway is also visible. There are some equipment in the front of me which is used to get meteors in different dirction.
My equipment is Nikon D810a and AS-F 14-24mm f2.8 lens @ 14mm. I composed more than 50 images to the final picture.
2017 Moon Rises Meteors Fall
Less than one hour exposure time record more than ten meteors. Before sunrise, the old moon rises. My image shows the moon rises, at the same time, the meteors fall. In additon, Mars and Jupiter are bright and can be found above the east horizon.
My equipment is Nikon D810a and AS-F 14-24mm f2.8 lens @ 14mm. I composed 15 images to the final picture.
2016 Geminid Meteors with Full Moon
At December 13th night 2016, I spent about four hours to get the Geminid Meteors image. I came to Miyun Reservoir in the northeast suburb of Beijing, China. I used a Canon 6D with lens of EF 24 1.4L II to record about several meteors in this image. The moon in the middle, it is very bright and only brigher meteros could be seen. In addition, the glow of the moon and other background star could be visible in this image.
This image was published on APOD website.(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161216.html)
2015 Geminid Meteor in Milky Way
At December 14th night 2015, I spent about three hours to get the Geminid Meteors image. I came to Tang Hekou, a small town in the north suburb of Beijing, China. I used two Canon 6D and two lens of EF 24 1.4L II to record about 80 to 90 meteors in this image. I choose them form several thousands images. Finally, the image range is more than 100 degree from the left to the right. Lots of deep sky objects could be seen from left to right: M44 M35 Double Cluster and M31. The color of the airglow can also be seen in the right.
2015 Perseid Meteors Shower Bursting
This image was captured in the mountain area in the west of Beijing, China. About 80 meteors was recorded from 15:00 UT to 20：00 UT in August 12th 2015. Most of them are from Perseus. High ISO lead to more noise, however, more dark meteors could be captured. Double cluster, M31, M34 could be seen clearly. I used Canon EF 24mm 1.4L II with Canon 6D to get them.
2014 Geminid Meteors over Ice Lake
At 2014 December 13th night about 24 hours before the max value of Geminid Meteors, I came to Mi Yun Reservoir in the suburb of Beijing to observe the Meteors. Although the temperature is below zero and the lake is freeze, I am excited and warm because the fantastic meteors. I used my Canon 6D and EF 24 1.4L II lens to record about 60 meteors in five hours (from 9pm to 2 am) and more than 50 meteors are Geminid! As my image shows, the Gemind Meteors are bursting out from the radiant point over the ice lake. I composed about 54 meteors in this picture.(Other meteors are not be composed in) The moon rise about 12 o’clock and after that, the meteors is difficult to capture due to the moon light.
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