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Orionid meteor shower
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Orionid meteor shower (Orionids for short) consist of remains of Halley comet, that has travelled through inner solar system 26 years ago. It has got it's name after the star constellation Orion. It has peaked during Sunday morning hours, 21. October 2012.
The picture is a composite of 6 exposures: one with the stones and 5 with meteors. I have used star constellation of Orion as a reference to align them to compensate for Earth's movement.
In couple of hours(after that clouds took over) I have seen about 15 meteors. My sensor has missed couple of textbook meteors: huge, bright, and with smoke.