|NGC 5248 - J.Lee/A. Filippenko/G. Kober|
Tonight promises to be great viewing of the Geminid Meteor Shower. I have the tripod already set up in the yard, pointed towards the northeast and weighted down with ballast. With clear sky expected and no moon, it should be a nice night for viewing shooting stars.
I have the Samyung 14mm set up on the D850. f2.8, manual focus set to next to infinity. ISO 3200 to 4000. I misplaced my intervelometer and the new one on order has not arrived yet so I will be manually triggering my twenty to twenty five second exposures in hopes of snaring an errant meteor. Going to put it in a two second delay mode.
The early evening holds promise but peak should be about two in the morning. I hope that it is not too chilly and that I can drag my ass out of bed..
Speaking of space, Nasa has released some cool new photographs to celebrate Hubbel's thirtieth anniversary.