Geminids Meteor Shower in western Kansas (14 December 2012)
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About This Shoot
Date: 14 December 2012
Location: A very dark location somewhere in western Hamilton County, Kansas
Shoot Type: Landscape
Rating:
Synopsis:
I set out to photograph the Geminids late night on the 13-14th. The absence of the moon provided a good shooting condition (along with the lack of clouds!). I sat at a location in desolate western Hamilton County and photographed for about 3 hours or so. I ended up compositing some 50+ meteors in one image that ended up being well-received on Facebook. This was the first time I attempted a composite image like this, using Photoshop. It took probably 4 hours or so in total to complete the composite image... all done manually! There were a few really bright meteors that stood out... bright enough to create shadows!

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14 December 2012

Geminids Meteor Shower in western Kansas


Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:25:59 -0600
-Geminids 2012- A composite image of around 50 meteors from the Geminid meteor shower on 14 December 2012
  
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:36:33 -0600
Geminid Meteor, Big Dipper, and Milky Way. 14 December 2012
Location:
Along the Kansas-Colorado border northwest of Syracuse, KS

Image details:
Nikon D3 with 14-24mm f/2.8 lens
25s
f/2.8
ISO 3200

  
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:53:23 -0600
I will be photographing the Geminid meteor shower tonight, 80-100 meteors per hr at peak