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Leonid Meteor Over Sedona

Bright moonlight made viewing and photographing the 2002 Leonid shower very difficult, but bright meteors could still be captured with the bonus of having the landscape illuminated by the full moon. Unfortunately bright meteors appeared to be very infrequent this year.

This photo was taken just after the radiant had risen above this ridge to the east. The "head" of Leo can just be seen. The bright object in the sky is Jupiter.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 18 Nov. 2002
  • Location: Sedona, AZ
  • Camera: Nikon 5005
  • Film: Fuji Press 800
  • Exposure: 2 minutes
  • Lens/Scope: 35-70mm zoom @ 35mm f/3.3
  • Filter: --
  • Mount: Standard photo tripod
  • Guiding: --
  • Image Processing: Photoshop