Orionid Meteor - 10/21/2006

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This is is a fisheye-lens shot taken during the Orionid Meteor Shower of 2006.  The prominent meteor visible near the constellation Auriga was very bright to have shown up so well on this photo taken with a slow lens. Click on the photo to see an enlargement of the meteor. Another meteor was captured on this photo, but is difficult to see even on the full-sized image.

Date/Time:    21 Oct. 2006
Location: OCA Anza Site
Scope/Lens: Pentax 35mm Fisheye @ f/4.5
Camera: Pentax 67 / Mitsuboshi vacuum back
Mount: Kenko Sky Memo
Guider: none
Film: Kodak PPF-400 (medium format)
Exposure: 4 x 20 min.

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