Saturday, 28th September 2013
Bold Coast Meteor
by Mike Taylor
A bright meteor shoots through the night sky in one frame of an hour long time lapse I set up on some rocks on the Bold Coast of Maine. The green tail was quite striking. I did some light-painting with my flashlight for the foreground rocks.
Also featured in this image are Orion the Hunter on the right, the yellow star just left of that is Betelgeuse, Jupiter is the brightest spike in the center of the image and the one above that is the star Alnath in the Auriga constellation. The bright blue star to the left of Alnath is Capella, also in the Auriga constellation. The bright blue star below Orion is Sirius.
This image was taken during sunrise twilight at 4:20 AM and has been processed through Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS5.
Equipment: Nikon D600 & 14-24mm @ 14mm, f/2.8, 30 secs, ISO 2500, 09/07/13, 4:20 AM
Taylor Photography is an imaging studio based in a 19th Century farmhouse in central Maine. I have been a scenic & nature photographer for over 10 years and a studio photographer for 7 years. My recent Landscape Astrophotography work has been featured on Space.com, Earthsky.com, the International Dark Sky Association, Accuweather Astronomy, and multiple other science pages.