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Huge shooting star and Auroras
Lens: Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di-II LD Camera: K-5 II Photo Location: Finland 
Posted By: Stickl, 11-26-2014, 07:13 AM

That's what I got on this autumn, the biggest shooting star ever seen (by me) and caught it in picture with the northern lights! Let me know what do you like.


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11-26-2014, 07:37 AM   #2
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That's quite nice. I like it, almost abstract quality. TFS, J
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That's fantastic wow great shot.
11-26-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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The colours are fantastic. You're so lucky to be able to experience the northern lights. We have to travel far away to do that.

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Expertly shot! Great job!
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very nice color
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stickl Quote
That's what I got on this autumn, the biggest shooting star ever seen (by me) and caught it in picture with the northern lights! Let me know what do you like.
I've been an amateur astronomer for most of my life and I've seen and photographed many meteors and satellites too. I can't say with 100% certainty, because I wasn't there, but, this picture almost looks like a satellite - possibly even the International Space Station. Of course, it could be a meteor too, but it looks just a little too uniform in its consistancy.
How long was your exposure? I love the picture by the way! I'd like to know the lens, exposure, settings, etc, if you've got them?

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Wow, truly stunning!

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Wow thank you very much!!

QuoteOriginally posted by Astronomersmith Quote
I've been an amateur astronomer for most of my life and I've seen and photographed many meteors and satellites too. I can't say with 100% certainty, because I wasn't there, but, this picture almost looks like a satellite - possibly even the International Space Station. Of course, it could be a meteor too, but it looks just a little too uniform in its consistancy.
How long was your exposure? I love the picture by the way! I'd like to know the lens, exposure, settings, etc, if you've got them?

Scott
Yes I feel you - I've been in astrophotography only four years now. I'm not always 100% sure which is which but in this one I'd say it was a meteor! Never seen anything as bright and as fast as that one (meteor) in this photo - that "flight" took something like two seconds (max) from the beginning to the end! So it can't be a satellite. And as I said, that was amazingly bright one! Asked the same thing from the Ursa (Tähtitieteellinen yhdistys Ursa: English) and they believed it's meteor too! so I'm pretty sure of this!
Exposure was 10s, ISO 3200, f/2.8 and 17mm. Lens was Tamron 17-50/2.8 with the K-5 II body. And thanks!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stickl Quote
Wow thank you very much!!


Yes I feel you - I've been in astrophotography only four years now. I'm not always 100% sure which is which but in this one I'd say it was a meteor! Never seen anything as bright and as fast as that one (meteor) in this photo - that "flight" took something like two seconds (max) from the beginning to the end! So it can't be a satellite. And as I said, that was amazingly bright one! Asked the same thing from the Ursa (Tähtitieteellinen yhdistys Ursa: English) and they believed it's meteor too! so I'm pretty sure of this!
Exposure was 10s, ISO 3200, f/2.8 and 17mm. Lens was Tamron 17-50/2.8 with the K-5 II body. And thanks!!
Then it had to be a meteor...or a UFO! Haha. Congrats on a great combo picture - meteor and aurora.
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Very well done! That's a great capture!
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Mystic capture!
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Wow. Nice diagonal
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That is really nice. TFS.
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