Go back! deutsch english español language

Quadrantid Meteor and Persistent Train

Slower Stop Play Faster
Previous Next

Date:03.01.2008 Time:22:53 UT, 30s interval
Exposure:15 s each Field of View:41o x 29o
Receiver:Nikon D200 Optics:f=20mm, 1/2.5
Place:Bernau, Black Forest Observer:Till Credner

© Copyright by the observers

Sometimes bright meteors leave luminous trails in the upper atmosphere that may last several minutes. Such a persistent train was imaged above. The photographic appearance lasted about 10 min. Strong winds in the upper atmosphere torn the train apart due to different wind speeds and directions at different heights.