Orionids 2020: Antha 2, Camera 1

Orionid 20201021

I got up at 4:30 AM on Wednesday morning when the sky was supposed to be clear of clouds and Moon-free to try to catch some meteor pictures.  I was out for over an hour … the sky was mostly gloriously clear (a few clouds blew by) … the stars were bright and beautiful … and I saw two short meteors, which, given their direction, may not even have been Orionids.  I did better than my camera, though, which only caught one, which I think is also one of the ones I saw.  I love the color the camera captured!

Camera Geek Info

  • Canon EOS 60D in manual mode set at f/4, 2.0 second exposure, ISO 2000, custom white balance 3500K
  • Sigma 10-20 mm f/4-5.6 lens, set at 10 mm, manual focus
  • Intervalometer with bulb at 2 sec, intervals at 3 sec
  • Tripod