Friday, December 28, 2018

COMET 46/P WIRTANEN AND GEMINIDS SHOWER Taken by Juan Carlos Casado on December 14, 2018 @ Albanyà, Girona, SPAIN

Just finished processing the images of the last Geminid meteor shower.

The image is a composition from almost 800 images of the Geminids captured the night of 14 to 15 December 2018. The fireball in the upper right corner was so bright that it briefly illuminated the landscape and left a good wake visible.

On the left you can see the bright star Aldebaran and the Hyades cluster, on the right the Pleiades star cluster with the nebulosities around it in Taurus constellation.

The red emission nebulosity that appears in the lower left surrounds the star Lambda Orionis.

The scene is completed in the lower area with comet 46p / Wirtanen at its maximum brightness and approach to our planet.

Images obtained from the small village of Albanyà, province of Girona, Spain.

Technical data: Sony A7s camera modified with Optolong L-Pro clip filter, 85 / 1.4 objective, 6s exposures, ISO 6,400.

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