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Orionid Meteor Shower 2011

Orionid Meteor Shower 2011

The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks in late October, though Orion Meteors can be seen for roughly one week. Most years this shower produces 15-20 meteors per hour at it peak. However, in 2011, the count was much higher. The Orionids, as its name suggests, radiants out of the constellation of Orion - between Orion and Gemini, and is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.

Location: Pawnee National Grasslands, CO
Date: 2011-10-22
Camera: Canon XSi (modified)
Lens: Sigma 20mm
Mount: Astrotrac
Filters: Tiffin Double Fog Filter, H-Alpha 12nm EOS Clip
Temp: 29˚F
Shot: Mosaic (4 panels)
4x240 seconds f/4 ISO 1600 (No Filter)
4x600 seconds f/3.2 ISO 1600 (H-Alpha)
4x420 seconds f/3.2 ISO 800 (Fog)
Processing: Photoshop, Topaz DeNoise 5