Pierre Martin
Image taken:
Nov. 17, 2009
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Even though North America was not well positioned to see the main outburst, some nice Leonids were seen throughout the morning of November 17. I was fortunate to observe under exceptionally clear and transparent skies. The average Leonid was fairly bright and colorful, although no fireballs were produced. Most of the Leonids displayed trains that lingered for a few moments following the disappearance of the meteors. All in all, a very enjoyable morning. Photo details: Canon 30D with 16-35mm f/2.8 lens (set at 20mm) at ISO 1000, and Canon 300D with 35mm f/2.0 lens (set at f/2.2) at ISO 800. Both images are 1.5 min exposure composites of all Leonid meteors captured between 1:30-5:45AM EDT.
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