Pierre Martin
Image taken:
Oct. 23, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I couldn't observe the peak nights of the Orionids due to overcast conditions. However, the sky cleared beautifully on the morning of October 23. Even two nights after the maximum, the Orionids continued to perform well. My two DSLR cameras (Canon 30D with 20mm f/2.8 lens and a Digital Rebel with a 35mm f/2 lens) caught several meteors. These images are the digital composites of all the meteors captured over the span of a few hours until dawn. How many can you count? Now that the Orionids have produced outbursts since 2006, I'm sure that meteor enthusiasts around the world are looking forward to next year's shower! NOTE: Not all meteors these past few nights were Orionids. The long, colorful streak on IMG_6872 is part of the minor shower Leo Minorid, which is also active at this time.
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