Picture taken from Wormhout (about 20 away from Dunkerque), Northern France
This morning the wind was rather strong (you can see the blur on the trees) but the sky was clear. It allowed me to sight shooting stars from the Quadrantides shower for 1 hour before dawn despite the light pollution. This shooting star was the brighest I saw that morning. It passed just to the left of Cassiopeia.
Taken with a Canon EOS 550D camera on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 06:48 AM (05:48 UT).
A 40 sec. exposure, 1600 ISO with a Canon zoom lens (F/4, 18 mm)
Original picture resolution : 5184x3456.
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Copyright : Didier SCHREINER
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