Astrophoto: Comet Shower at Captain Cook’s Monument

Comet shower at Captain Cook’s Monument. Credit: Peter Greig

An obelisk dedicated to Captain Cook sits atop of Easby Moor in North Yorkshire, England. In this stunning image, Peter Greig and his colleague David Relph captured ‘comet like’ star trails during the Geminid meteor shower last month. This is a composite of twenty 30-second exposures that give the stars a comet-like appearance. It almost looks like a snow-shower, too!

Be on the lookout tonight for the Quadrantid meteor shower. Best viewing will be in the northern hemisphere.

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2 Replies to “Astrophoto: Comet Shower at Captain Cook’s Monument”

  1. But it’s not a comet shower, it’s star trails – you say so yourself. So why is the photo and article entitled ‘Comet shower at Captain Cook’s Monument’ ?

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