Geminid’s Meteor Shower – 2015

Geminid's Meteor Shower - December 12th 2015 - from Perth Western Australia. A combination of 23 frames containing Geminids meteors over approximately 4 hours.

Geminid’s Meteor Shower – December 12th 2015 – from Perth Western Australia. A combination of 29¬†frames containing Geminids meteors over approximately 4 hours.

Geminid's Meteor Shower - 14th December 2015 - from Perth Western Australia - Crop 3: Disintegrating meteor

Geminid’s Meteor Shower – 14th December 2015 – from Perth Western Australia – Crop 3: Disintegrating meteor

Geminid's Meteor Shower - 14th December 2015 - from Perth Western Australia - Crop 2: Rainbow meteor

Geminid’s Meteor Shower – 14th December 2015 – from Perth Western Australia – Crop 2: Rainbow meteor also breaking up

Geminid's Meteor Shower - 14th December 2015 - from Perth Western Australia - Crop 1: Green meteor

Geminid’s Meteor Shower – 14th December 2015 – from Perth Western Australia – Crop 1: Green meteor

I didn’t have the time to travel far for the Geminid’s Meteor Shower this year, resorting to setting up my camera in my backyard, after returning from an event at the Perth Observatory no less! I left the camera going overnight, stopping at 01:20am due to a full memory card (to be expected – get what you can!).

I’m very pleased with the result from my somewhat last minute and casual attempt at the Geminid’s – 29 frames containing a meteor (one of them containing two) and a reasonably pleasing landscape setting and composition.

The complete image is created by combining all meteors from the 29 frames in to one image. As such, over the 4 hour period the sky moved however the constellations/stars are shown from only the first frame. As a result, the meteors don’t appear to come as concentrically from the Gemini radiant as you might expect.