Geminids in Domaniža


This year, the Geminid meteor shower observation in Slovakia was surprisingly successful. After all, what could be better than a clear moonless night with more than a hundred interplanetary rocks flying through the Earth’s atmosphere, shining brightly and colorfully? There’s exactly 4 meteors in this picture, can you find them? Taken near the Domaniža village in Slovakia. Also visible is the relatively strong orange airglow.

Tento rok bolo pozorovanie Geminidov na Slovensku prekvapivo úspešné. Predsa čo môže byť lepšie než bezoblačná a bezmesačná noc s viac než stovkou medziplanetárnych kameňov prelietajúcich zemskou atmosférou, svietiacich jasne a farebne? Na snímku sú štyri meteory, dokážete ich nájsť? Odfotené v Domaniži na Slovensku. Taktiež viditeľné je pomerne silné oranžové airglow.

Canon 6D, Sigma f3.5 24mm, 20s, ISO6400

A Nighttime Green Flash


A light-polluted view of the Milky Way arch from the Vrchteplá village. Why so many tents? Periodically, just as the Perseid meteor shower, an astronomical expedition is organised by AKJB and PEAK under the Vrchteplá SNP memorial, visible under the centre of this photo. Unfortunately, only two meteors flew inside my field of view, one being a beautiful green perseid and one being a fast, small and boring sporadic meteor. Also visible is the beautiful North America nebula and the M24 star cloud.

Taken on 13th August 2017, Canon 6D unmod., Sigma 24-70 mm @ 24mm, 17x15s panorama from tripod, ISO8000, f2.8

Vrchteplá, Slovakia