2015 Geminids and the LAMOST instrument

Posted by Starwisper
on Monday, January 4, 2016

As the peak of 2015 Geminids, most of China is cloudy or worse.But after snow in the night of 13th Dec, Xinglong Station of NAOC (National Astronomical Observatory of China) has very clear atmospheric conditions. In the night of 14th Dec,I saw the wonderful cosmic fireworks show in the temperature of -10°C. Here are 74 meteors captured in 6 hours from midnight to 6 o'clock 15th,Dec,2015.They are composited to one pic by the alignment of stars. At 1:29 a.m. (Beijing time),15th Dec, a jewelry blue fireball "dropped In the treetops" and the cosmic fire lighted up the wall of LAMOST.

The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), also known as the Guo Shoujing Telescope after the 13th-century Chinese astronomer.

Home page of LAMOST:http://www.lamost.org/public/?locale=en

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