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The Quadrantid meteors

A Quadrantid meteor streaks through the polar region


This strange looking image is actually a half-hour time exposure of the northern polar regions of the sky. The long streak through the photo is a Quadrantid meteor which passed overhead during the exposure.


This 7.5 minute exposure shows a Quadrantid passing from right to left underneath Polaris and through Cassiopeia on into Andromeda. The bright and dark patchy glow from top to bottom centre is the band of the Milky Way galaxy.

Another meteor through a star image

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