Double meteor in Cygnus

Posted by Victor C. Rogus
on Saturday, April 20, 2013

I watched the constellation Cygnus for a Lyrid meteor trail. On my third exposure I saw with my own eyes a very, very slow moving meteor that held a North to South trajectory. It flared for a moment but I continued to watch it as it faintly continued its journey over the roof of my garage, a mere glimmer of its former self. "Not a Lyrid, I thought to myself, but a Rogue, coming from the North like that." Upon processing my image I was delighted to discover I had captured not one but two meteor trails!

Photo was made on 04/20/2013 at 04:10:05 Local time in Jadwin, Missouri with a Cannon 60Da camera with a Carl Zeiss lens at f3.5 with an exposure of 205 seconds and an ISO of 800.

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