Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Come View the Geminid Meteor Shower, and a New Topaz Plug-In

Geminid Meteor Shower
Saturday evening, December 13, right now the weather forecast shows only partly cloudy conditions, hopefully it will allow good viewing of the Geminid meteor shower.  I will be at the Stone Barn of Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary from 6 PM until midnight.  Everyone is welcome to come and learn how to photograph not only the stars but the meteor shower.  The stone barn location gives us bathrooms, along with a kitchen so we can have water to drink or make hot drinks.  Dress appropriately, equipment needed is a camera with a wide-angle lens, a sturdy tripod, and intervolometer unless your camera is equipped with one, extra cards and batteries for the camera.

The Geminid meteor shower is not caused by a comet but is residue from an asteroid and usually has many bright yellow meteors.  The best view will be looking toward the south and many more meteors will occur after midnight, but a last quarter moon will be rising around midnight, which will decrease the viewing of some of the meteors.
Geminid Meteor Shower

Geminid Meteor Shower


To Sanctuary Entrance at Stone Barn Farm
From Interstate 195, in Westport, take Exit 10 (Rt 88 South). Follow Route 88 for 7.2 miles through three lights to intersection with Hixbridge Rd at 4th light. Turn left onto Hixbridge Rd and proceed 1.5 miles to stop sign at Pine Hill Rd and Horseneck Rd. Turn right onto Horseneck Rd. Proceed 3.3 miles to corner with East Horseneck Rd and turn left. Stone Barn Farm entrance will be 0.4 miles further on your right at 786 E. Horseneck Rd. in Dartmouth.

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