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Leonid in Leo Minor

Started by Joplin Motisher-Chittenden, 11/20/2002 06:30PM
Posted 11/20/2002 06:30PM Opening Post
Thought I'd share this image I captured last Tuesday morning of a Leonid streaking through the constellation Leo Minor. I was suprized at how well it turned out despite the bright moon and thin clouds overhead. I cropped the original shot and rotated it so North is up, roughly. Technical data 35mm SLR w/ 28mm lens on tripod. Exposure was fairly short (1 or 2 minutes) on Fuji Superia 800 print film. The green color seems consistent with what I saw; I did see one with a distinct violet flash earlier in the evening.

Clear Skies,

Joplin

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