Leonid Meteor over Santa Cruz Mtns

Posted by navicore
on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

by Ed Sweeney


ISO 1600, K20D with a very old Asahi 50mm 1:1.4 screw mount lens , a $30 used purchase, open all the way for 6 seconds and continuous.  In hind sight I'm thinking 8 or 10 seconds would have lit up the trees nicely.

I didn't crop it at all. And it even hung around faint for the next exposure where the trail seemed to wobble slightly as it extinguished.

50mm isn't that big a field. I was about to switch to a much wider but slower lens. Glad I didn't, it is like the thing is posing for the 50mm.

Tags: Meteors
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