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2005 Southern Delta Aquarids

This combination image has all the Southern Delta Aquarid meteors from 27th July to 2nd August 2005, 337 in total.
Each meteor was identified from the log file and adjusted so it pointed back to the radian of the shower.
The star fields are not correct due to the edge distortion of the wide angle lens used on the CCD video camera and 4 different frames stitched together.

Southern Delta Aquarids 20050727-0802

20050727-53 meteors, 20050729-70 meteors, 20050730-73 meteors, 20050731-61 meteors,  20050801-56 meteors, 20050802-24 meteors.

2006 Orionids

This combination image shows about 240 Orionid meteors recorded on the 21, 22 and 23 of October 2006.
An observer near my location (John Vetter, Mudgee Observatory) reported that on the 23rd a large meteor left a train that remained visible for 25 minutes.

The Pleiades can just be seen right of centre, the Hyades further above right and Betelguese, the brightest star in the top right corner.
The shower radiant is between Betelguese and Gamma Geminorum (out of field).
These meteors are from the debris left in Comet Halley's orbit.

2006 Orionids October 21-23

2007 Orionids

This combination image shows 192 Orionid meteors recorded on the 16th to the 23rd of October 2007.
Not quite as good as last year but pretty good. Cloudy weather from 24th on.

2007 Geminids

This combination image shows 120 Geminid meteors recorded on the 13th and 14th of December 2007.

2015 Geminids

This combination image shows 102 Geminid meteors recorded on the 14th of December 2015 with north facing camera.

This combination image shows 64 Geminid meteors recorded on the 14th of December 2015 with the overhead camera.

Below image shows the above two superimposed over an all sky view generated in Stellarium.
It gives a much better idea of scale.


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