Last night I let you know about the Quadrantids meteor shower that was peaking this morning in the Northern Hemisphere and I hope some of you were either able to watch it live with your own eyes or via the livestream.
My wife and I ventured out into the frigid 26 degree Florida night this morning to catch the shower with our own eyes and was rewarded with about 20 or so bright Quadrantids over a 90 minute period.
I set up my Nikon D3000 and took 88 shots – most of them were 30 second exposures however, I took several that were in the range of 2-4 minutes each towards the end of the session. I was lucky enough to capture four meteors out of those 88 shots and wanted to share them with you here.
This is by far the best shot I grabbed. One is the full frame and the other is the image cropped down to focus on the Quadrantids Meteor in it.
- Camera: Nikon D3000
- 126 second exposure
- 3.6 Max Aperture
- ISO 100
- Focal Length: 27
I also caught three other meteors during some of the 30 second exposures so they were not as easy to see. I had to edit the original RAW image to bring the meteor out and so these are very washed out but at least you can see the Quadrantids in them.
So did you get to see any of the Quadrantids yourself? Please tell us about them in the comments below.