Quadrantid Meteors 2019

stars20190104

Last night was the peak of the quadrantid meteor shower. The peak actually happened over the UK, but I hoped there would still be some quadrantids visible here in Texas. The moon hadn’t risen, a cold front had come through, and the sky was clear and beautiful.  I sat outside and stared up into the sky.  I saw one bright meteor and a handful of dim ones.  One crossed the bowl of the Big Dipper, which was neat.

My camera didn’t catch any meteors, but I did get some lovely pictures of the stars and a plane (the blinking lights on a plane make a dashed line).  There’s always something good to see, even if it wasn’t what I had planned.

Camera geek info:

  •             Canon EOS 60D in manual mode set at f/4, 13 second exposure, ISO 500
  •             Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 lens, set at 10 mm, manual focus at infinity
  •             Tripod
  •             Intervalometer