Camelopardalids meteor shower observed around 2am on May 24 2014
"On late Friday night into Saturday morning, North America will likely see a brand new meteor shower called the Camelopardalids – with a compelling chance that these gentle shooting stars could become a torrential meteor storm and provide quite a light show. These new meteors are dusty remnants of Comet209P/LINEAR, discovered in 2004." - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/05/22/first-ever-meteor-shower-may-burst-into-meteor-storm-friday-night/
How I did it?
- D610 + Nikon 17-55 2.8G (yes, a DX lens) set on tripod facing NE direction
- Shots taken at 17mm (26mm in DX crop mode), f2.8 @ ISO 1600
- Interval timer set to take 20 shots of 8 seconds each every 9 seconds. So in-between each shot, I had set a delay of 1 second. For that reason, you see slight gaps in the meteor trails :)
- I created a multiple exposure of the 20 shots in Photoshop CS6 by overlaying the 20 shots as layers and blending all layers except the top-most layer using Lighten
mode. The top-most layer was blended using Pin Light
mode so that the star trails are not too bright to hide the meteor trails.
- White balance, sharpness correction done in Lightroom 5.4https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaushalmodi/14260625514/