DSC_0133After four years of trying, I finally, finally caught a meteor with my camera.  With my Nikon D90 and a 50mm lens, I shot a 2.5 second exposure at f/1.8.  Orion’s belt is at the top of the photo.

Ray and I got up at 4:30 this morning, made coffee and set up in the backyard.  Sadly, the camera did not pick up how brilliant it really was.

This morning’s shower was the Orionids. There were several meteors in the sky but they were rather faint.  This one, was not faint and the camera just picked it up.

This makes me very happy!

6 Thoughts on “Catch A Falling Star

  1. Did you make a wish?

  2. I didn’t even think about it. I guess finally getting the shot was a wish come true.

  3. This must have been quite the sight. Congratulations on your winning streak. They’d better get that Nobel Prize ready for you guys 🙂

  4. Kevin on 21/10/2009 at 4:11 PM said:

    Very cool – congrats on the pic. I admire your perseverance. I leave for work at 3 am and had the roof down on the car but didn’t see anything. Helps that the moon is setting early. Hope you catch some more falling stars!

  5. Perry Como would be proud.

  6. What is the constellation behind the shooting star?

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