The Milky Way, Meteors, and Jupiter

Just as here on Earth, the Heavens have been quite lively lately. Here are four photos from last night; a video-still of a meteor streaking in, and three exposures of the Milky Way. Every time I step outside during these clear nights, I see several meteor trails.

The video-still image is one exposure of a 2.5 hour night sky sequence, with a frame captured every 10 seconds or so (Nikon P900). After increasing the exposure on the meteor trail, I could see that the object had a spiral trajectory.

The three photographs were captured using my Panasonic Lumix, 16MP, using 60 second exposures. In the first photo, Jupiter, the Milky Way, and a meteor trail are all visible in the Southern sky. The second shows Jupiter and the Milky Way, and the third is a shot of the Milky Way directly overhead. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Published by Jim Flanegin

it shows up in the pictures...I am a US citizen (born in California), though spent my childhood through high school living primarily in SE Asia, giving me a deep view of both East and West.

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