The Quadrantid Meteor Shower Radiant PointDescription and EXIF
Photographer: Scott MacNeill
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower Radiant Point
This is a stunning composite shot I made showcasing the Quadrantid Meteor Shower radiant point on January 4, 2016. The Quadrantid shower has a very short peak period, lasting only about 1.5 hours. 2016 placed New England as the best place to catch sight of the shower peak. The 30% crescent Moon made it a bit difficult to capture dimmer meteors, though I was able to capture 11 meteors over a period of three hours. I captured these shots at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern
Exposure: 30 seconds per shot
This is a composite of all meteors captured over a period of 3 hours.